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The Farsi term sofreh refers to the spread around which family and friends gather to eat— typically a clean plastic sheet set upon the floor on which dishes are arranged. Adopting the social framework of the sofreh, I invite participants to join together in sharing a meal.
This public activation is part of the Of Containers and Firestarts exhibition.
Abedar Kamgari is an artist, independent curator, and arts administrator based in Hamilton and Toronto. Her research is rooted in unpacking the complexities of immigrant experience in relation to the ongoing legacy of colonialism in the West. Often working site-specifically with video and performance, she uses her body and food as entry points into initiating challenging conversations about community, access, and diasporic identity.