The dinner party
In a joint project with Arina Efanova, the artists create a situation of symbolic hacking of an established food culture, using cooking practices, replacing the function of a woman determined by the patriarchy with the Sabbath (шабаш?) as an alternative information exchange system. Destroying the conventional concept of feminist food as “vulva-shaped lozenges,” “Dinner Party” refers guests to the marginalized forms of women's self-organization and their methods of transmitting knowledge. Visitors can try special dishes and drinks, which will include medicinal herbs that are used in traditional medicine and pharmaceuticals. Dishes that meet different requirements are presented: scanty or heavy menstruation, stress, depression, unwanted pregnancy, etc.
Implemented at the Winzavod on 01/26/2020 as the final event of the festival "This world was not invented by us: the female word and gender agenda", organized by artists.