In Making Pancakes, Alejandra Bronfman cooks the recipe Cakes para el Desayuno that was handwritten by my great grandmother Mamá Pina. Along with her mother, Marisa Bronfman, her daughters Maya and Nina Dawson, and her partner Alec Dawson as the videographer, Bronfman sets up a family gathering were three different generations participate in the making of pancakes sharing their particular skills and perspectives on cooking in English and Spanish.
An artist statement of the work will be published in PUBLIC #57 special issue on Archive/Anarchive/Counter-Archive, edited by Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault (Spring 2018).
Alejandra Bronfman in collaboration with Marisa Bronfman, Maia Dawson, Nina Dawson and Alexander Dawson (video and photograph).
Date: July 24, 2015
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States