Remediating “Mama Pina’s Cookbook” explores the family cookbook as an archival technology through which gender roles, social status, cultural memories, and identities are passed on from generation to generation. It is part of an on-going exploration of the role of women as agents and producers of the archive. This exploration considers female reproductive labor, ephemeral and domestic forms of writing and material culture —traditionally viewed as outside of the archive— as central foci of the archive. The results of this on-going exploration entail the production of digital and performative forms with the objective of reactivating and re-mediating such archives.
With collaborations by:
Mónica Martinez, Pablo Ignacio Aceves Iturbide, Gabriela Sepúlveda Campos, Alessandra Santos, Claudia Irvine-Little, Grupo Retazos (Laura D. Cisneros, Beatriz Álvarez, Nancy Espinoza, Laura Vass, and Karine Ng), Alejandra Bronfman, Rafael Santa Ana, Sara Shamash, Isabel Sepúlveda, Laura Madokoro and Tom Leung.
The project was presented as a four channel video installation at the Computer Art Congress (CAC.5) in Paris in October 2016.