Mur Nomade

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

performance

Olivia Chow

We are pleased to welcome Olivia Chow to present a new intervention and performance entitled Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, on Saturday, 8th October at 7pm. Canada-born Hong Kong artist and curator Olivia Chow will invite guests to the home of Mur Nomade in Tin Wan neighbourhood, on the South side of Hong Kong island, to this dinner event coinciding with Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

Through cooking, waiting, watching, sharing and dining, the performance will be a sensory and social experience offering a reflection on hybrid cultures. In her practice, Chow draws inspiration from her relationship with the everyday domestic activities and social encounters in the culturally complex contemporary world we live in.

The artist will attempt to prepare and recreate a home cooked meal for twenty guests. In honour of the labour and hard work we embody and put ourselves through to get by everyday, this western inspired thanksgiving dinner, for no religious reasons, is merely a celebration of ourselves, one another and the other living crops around the region including chestnut, sweet potato, lotus root, all roasted with garlic and some spices. It will also serve other homemade Chinese dishes that the artist’s grandparents made, turkey from the North American culture, as well as pumpkin pie for dessert.

Through the performance of putting together this culturally mashed meal, the aroma of the fusion food triggers sensory relations and plays on anticipation, memory and expectation. It is the artist’s hope to bring attention to the subtle host / guest relationship and invisible domestic labour that goes into production.

The performance will start at 7pm and last for 1 hour. Guests are expected to arrive on time with an empty stomach. Please feel free to bring a bottle of your choice.

  • Date & Time: 8 October 2016, 7pm
  • Venue: Mur Nomade

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Olivia Chow, Thanksgiving in Tin Wan, 2016, performance at Mur Nomade, Hong Kong. Photo: Raymond Lam

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan
Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

Thanksgiving in Estevan, 2012. Photo: Olivia Chow.

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan

1118 Hudson Road, Estevan, 2014. Photo: Olivia Chow.

Thanksgiving in Tin Wan