Document of sound and cooking performance, 2012. Photo: Leona Morgan.

Document of sound and cooking performance, 2012. Photo: Leona Morgan.

Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon: Noise Cooking

August 15 – October 28, 2012


Earlier this year, Toronto-based artist Lisa Myers and Albuquerque, New Mexico, writer and performance artist Autumn Chacon came together as collaborators during a residency at the Banff Centre. The result was a sound and video series entitled Noise Cooking. Myers, who is also a musician and chef, performed the preparation of recipes using cooking utensils with contact microphones attached to them; Chacon directed and videotaped the performances.

Their collaboration continues in Toronto Now, where they work with artist/chefs to push the possibilities of the movement and sound associated with the preparation of food. Presented as part of Planet IndigenUS a festival of current global Indigenous culture taking place in Toronto and Brantford from Aug. 10-19, 2012, Myers and Chacon's project examines issues around ancestry, perseverance and celebration. It also uncovers unexpected connections between food prepared in places separated by great distances.

The popular Toronto Now series, now in its third year, celebrates the work of local artists and invites the public to engage with some of the city's most exciting contemporary art projects, free of charge.

The Toronto Now series is generously supported by The Contemporary Circle

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