Mamakan Pop-Up | Art, Food and Foraging : Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi
On May 16th, Mamakan was invited to create a pop-up art + food evening hosted by Iona Matheson and Chloe Geoghegan from Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
The pop-up had several interactive elements around the notion of rootedness and a sense of belonging. Art, food and storytelling flowed seamlessly creating another new frontier of multi sensory art.
"The whole concept was a completely new experience, the introduction with canapés before going outside foraging......followed by the dramatic presentation in the studio was breathtaking!. The lighting, plus the arrangements allowed a slow realisation to the magnificent selection of beautifully presented dishes. I was blown away!" Larrie
"The Kauri Cocktails seemed to really hit home for me. There was something about seeing the little cones floating in the drink that was quite magical. I'm certainly looking at my kauri trees differently now". Jonathan M
"I was moved by your facts about the Viking people and the need to defend themselves. There has been more harm done in the name of religion in this world that can be said. And I loved learning about the Whales and trees communicating with one another...fascinating thinking about that. I love the innate intelligence life has in its different forms...remarkable...makes me want to know more!" Tom K.
Photos by Jacob Hamilton.
Kauri Cocktails: Kauri cocktails refer to the taste aspect of the multi-sensory artwork. The cocktail is made from a wild ferment infusion made from Kauri cones, a light syrup and the yeast from air around the artist's studio in the forest of the Waitakere ranges. The infusion can be drunk on its own or added to ice and soda water (or champagne) added to create a cocktail celebrating the wisdom and longevity of Kauri.