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MASARAP: Comfort Food

Join Jenn de la Vega for the opening of MASARAP, a comfort food exhibition. Admission is $5 or free if you bring an ingredient for the Dampa project.

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8/23, Opening
8/26, Board Game Night
8/31, Roundtable & Potluck
9/1, Sutukil Dinner
9/2, Closing 

DJ sets by Buskko and Greem Jellyfish
The Dampa Project is a reimagining of open air fish markets in the Philippines where customers handpick their ingredients and choose what style of cuisine they want. In this version, customers will donate ingredients as their admission to select gallery activities. The object is to create a communal pantry where dishes will be created and served at a later date. An online inventory and menu will be updated throughout the exhibition.

~ Also on view will be KUMMERSPECK and BLUE PLATE.

KUMMERSPECK translates to ‘grief bacon.’ These soft breakfast items were created to bring comfort and relief. They can be touched and rearranged any which way on its blue plate. 

BLUE PLATE is a dinner table where people can sit down and ‘feast’ with their eyes on various food porn projected onto plates.

~ Video games on view:

NOUR by Terrifying Jellyfish
Comfort Nuggets by Frank DeMarco
you should eat breakfast by npckc
RAD CHEF by Nick Santaniello

~ About the show
Masarap is the Tagalog word for ‘delicious.’ All the activities during this exhibition will channel the origins and complicated sensory manifestations of comfort food.

Why comfort food? In an increasingly troublesome world online and IRL, we have looked to online food delivery, food porn and various forms of self care to seek solace. This space is here to help you step back and examine your relationship with food.

~ About the artist
Jenn de la Vega went from picky eater to wide-eyed culinary autodidact who buries herself in archaic cookbooks and food science lab reports. On her menus, you'll find a mash-up of her Filipino-American heritage, Spanish tapas, artisanal cheese, and 90's inspired fast-food cuisine. She is mostly known for her Randwiches or "random sandwiches" in Brooklyn, where clients are given no choice in what they order.

Jenn is editor-at-large of Put A Egg On It: Tasty Zine!, creator in residence at Kickstarter, cook in residence at TASTE Cooking, author of Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ and the chef behind Randwiches, an award-winning blog, and catering service.

Earlier Event: August 9
Pixels x Paper
Later Event: September 27
Games About Protest