Tafelgenoten in Discussie is the first abstract research segment in preparation for Katie Ceekay's 2018 Tafelgenoten project. Together with filmmakker Joost Wierenga, Katie abstractly interviewed 3 different residents of Groningen who had little to no knowledge of her work or of the project itself. Katie asked them about the phrases and ideas used in her project plan.
Tafelgenoten as a project plan and concept was nominated for the 2017 Hendrik de Vries Award.
About the upcoming work:
In brief, Tafelgenoten is a year long participatory based project whereby along with a diverse group of participants, Katie will use culinary diplomacy to explore three contextual, historical and political themes. The themes are:
| The Irish Famine of 1845
| Dutch Colonialism & the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie
| The Breaking of Bread: Eating our Way through Immigration & Integration
Through mealspaces, events, critical discourse and various other culinary based formats, the group will explore the themes in depth in several locations and project spaces in the north of the Netherlands. The project also wishes to visit Rotterdam and later Ireland for pop-up events.
Tafelgenoten will begin in mid-summer / early autumn 2018.