Summit X Dinner Session
7:30PM – 9:30PM
KAMAYAN — A TRUE WAY OF EATING
Hosted by Caroline Garcia
41 GALLERY, 41 COOPER SQUARE, NEW YORK, NY
Note: 41 Gallery is accessible via elevator and stairs. This is a seated dinner without utensils.
The truth to eating food for Filipinos is embedded in eating with one’s hands. This customary practice was replaced with silverware and deemed as improper during the period of colonial occupation by Spain. This dinner foregoes utensils. Beginning with a ritual of handwashing, guests are welcome to seat themselves around a communal table. Upon feasting, they will be taught how to eat Kamayan, “with hands.” This technique utilizes the right-hand to take morsels of food and the thumb to push that food into the mouth.
Join Caroline Garcia for the Kamayan experience, a feast that not only celebrates Filipino cuisine and culture, but also serves as a form of decolonization and a return to Indigeneity. Your host will be serving Filipino food that includes meat and vegetarian options, catered by a beloved, Filipino homestyle restaurant in Woodside, Queens.
Caroline Garcia is a culturally promiscuous, interdisciplinary artist who works across live performance and video through a hybridized aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.
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Summit X Dinners are only open to Summit attendees and require advance registration and an additional ticket. All dinners are $20 to attend.