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[en]counters 2017 with Chiara Colombi - Eat Your Color: 7 days 7 gatherings 7 meals



[en]counters 2017 with Chiara Colombi - Eat Your Color: 7 days 7 gatherings 7 meals

As part of Chiara Colombi’s intervention in Mumbai, she will be living at the Chendani Koliwada (fishing village) for two weeks. During her sojourn here she will be inviting people to lunch over 7 days. During these gatherings, the guests will be invited to cook, eat and share meals in different colors. At the end of each meal, they will discuss the various sensations that emerged during the process of eating and digestion of the dishes that were shared. They will also be invited to think about the association of the meal using that specific color – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet. To complete each gathering, the remains of the food that was cooked and eaten will be transformed into a collective composition. This reconstruction will be photographed as a record, a memory of the curative properties of the eaten color.

After 7 lunches, the 7 memories will take the form of 7 light boxes that will be placed at the homes of the guests participating in the meals. To share the stories that emerged from this process, the artist will organize a series of walks over 3 days, taking people on tours to experience the colors that were extracted from these lunches.

Eat your color is part of the artist’s research into chromotherapy, testing the physiological, emotional and psychological reactions that can be radiated from color. When this technique is applied to the context of the gatherings, will the guests begin to nourish each other through this power of collective action? What memories will the colors leave behind and will they manifest themselves in their daily lives once this process ends?

Chiara Colombi is an Italian artist based in Brussels whose practice is dedicated to research & develop site-specific projects as a way to understand the complexities of the urban fabric in the cities in which she is invited to partecipate.


Program Schedule

Lunches - 16-22 Nov, at 1 pm outside Vitthal Mandir, Anand Bharti Road, Chendani Koliwada, Thane East

Tour - 23 Nov, 5-9pm

Exhibition - 24-26 Nov, 4-9pm at Khule kala dalan (Open Art Gallery), Jetty road, Ashtavinayak chowk, near Valmiki nagar, Thane East


For more details, please contact or +91 7738144217.

[en]counters 2017 - Daily Ration is presented by ArtOxygen (ArtO2) and UBI Banca Banca in partnership with The Blank Contemporary & the support of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre.


Date: Da Thursday, November 16, 2017 a Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time: From 1:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : ArtOxygen e UBI Banca

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai

Entrance : Free