Food Shift

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Food Shift
Curated by: Suzanne L'Heureux

486 49th Street
94609 Oakland

November 2nd, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
Opening: November 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Other (outside areas listed)
415 990-8028
Friday - Sunday, 11-4 pm
mixed-media, installation, video-art, modern, sculpture


Interface Gallery is pleased to present, Food Shift, an exctiting, interactive, interdisciplinary exhibition at Interface Gallery in North Oakland  this November.   

This exhibition is dedicated to exploring the social, environmental and human impacts of food waste and food systems from a variety of perspectives. Numerous engaging, interactive events are planned as part of this exhibition,  including a live silk-screening party on opening night, a preserves workshop with foraged fruit, and a cloth dyeing workshop using food byproducts to create natural dyes.

Throughout the exhibition, special events are planned with representatives from such organizations as, Food Shift, Permacouture Institute, People's Community Market and Food First.
Works and interactive activities presented in this exhibition look critically at problems with our current food systems as well as present alternative ways of thinking about how to make use of food waste, while contributing to more just and sustainable practices. For example, textiles and fashion designer, Sasha Duerr, will present two large swaths of fabric that have been dyed using avocado pits and onion skins collected from nearby restaurant Dona Tomas. This partnership is intended to serve as a micro-model for the type of local systems that we could be enacting to extend the life and usages of food before it winds up in the waste stream.
This exhibition is inspired by and designed to call attention to the work of Bay Area organization, Food Shift -  an Earth Island Institute Sponsored project working to build a more just and sustainable food system by looking at the relationship between food waste and hunger.