Meals for a Movement

Meals for a Movement: A three-part audio series by Annie Wong in collaboration with Faith Arkorful, Minh Chau Vong and Victoria Cheong.
Meals for a Movement: A three-part audio series by Annie Wong in collaboration with Faith Arkorful, Minh Chau Vong and Victoria Cheong.
Directed by Annie Wong, Meals for a Movement is a three-part audio series to be listened to during each meal of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Created in collaboration with poet Faith Arkorful, music producer and vocalist Victoria Cheong, and Wong’s mother Ming Chau Vong, Meals for a Movement imagines a range of feminist sentiments–indignation, resilience and solidarity–as bodily experiences of consumption and sustenance. Each episode creates a distinct acoustic environment through interplay of ASMR, poetry and music to collectively foreground the voices of BIPOC women in instances of anger and fortitude as they manifest in everyday life and are metabolized as nourishment.

Meals for a Movement is best experienced listening through stereo speakers.

Click on each plate below to play the audio.
Directed by Annie Wong, Meals for a Movement is a three-part audio series to be listened to during each meal of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Created in collaboration with poet Faith Arkorful, music producer and vocalist Victoria Cheong, and Wong’s mother Ming Chau Vong, Meals for a Movement imagines a range of feminist sentiments–indignation, resilience and solidarity–as bodily experiences of consumption and sustenance. Each episode creates a distinct acoustic environment through interplay of ASMR, poetry and music to collectively foreground the voices of BIPOC women in instances of anger and fortitude as they manifest in everyday life and are metabolized as nourishment.

Meals for a Movement is best experienced listening through stereo speakers.

Click on each plate to play the audio.
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Instruction: Listen during the first hour of waking.
Written and performed by Faith Arkorful
Edited by Victoria Cheong
Directed by Annie Wong
5:10

Morn features a poem written by Faith Arkorful, inspired by feminist voices of the not too distant past heard in a dream. In a consortium of echoes, testimonies from Mujeres Libres, Haunani Kay Trask, Theresa Spence and Angela Davis wake Arkorful to consciousness, as they decry state violence.

Processing her dream while having her first meal of the day, Arkorful draws affirmation from the anger of the women in her dream to investigate what it means to be Black in Canada and critiques our own nation through her personal testimony.
 
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Instruction: Listen during the first hour of waking.
Written and performed by Faith Arkorful
Edited by Victoria Cheong
Directed by Annie Wong

Morn features a poem written by Faith Arkorful, inspired by feminist voices of the not too distant past heard in a dream. In a consortium of echoes, testimonies from Mujeres Libres, Haunani Kay Trask, Theresa Spence and Angela Davis wake Arkorful to consciousness, as they decry state violence.

Processing her dream while having her first meal of the day, Arkorful draws affirmation from the anger of the women in her dream to investigate what it means to be Black in Canada and critiques our own nation through her personal testimony.
 
 
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Instruction: Listen to this recipe in the middle of the day.
Written and Performed by Annie Wong in collaboration with Ming Chau Vong
Edited by Victoria Cheong and Kevin Dowler
Directed by Annie Wong
4:15

Noon captures a moment between a mother, Ming Chau Vong, and daughter, Annie Wong as they prepare shrimp rice rolls, a Cantonese dim sum dish, for lunch. During the sharing of the recipe, Wong speaks to the moment as an intimate act of resilience. The recipe survives a family history of exile as a result of the Vietnam-American War, transgressing language barriers and serving as a continuous source of nourishment that has both fed and fused generations.
 
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Instruction: Listen to this recipe in the middle of the day.
Written and Performed by Annie Wong in collaboration with Ming Chau Vong
Edited by Victoria Cheong and Kevin Dowler
Directed by Annie Wong

Noon captures a moment between a mother, Ming Chau Vong, and daughter, Annie Wong as they prepare shrimp rice rolls, a Cantonese dim sum dish, for lunch. During the sharing of the recipe, Wong speaks to the moment as an intimate act of resilience. The recipe survives a family history of exile as a result of the Vietnam-American War, transgressing language barriers and serving as a continuous source of nourishment that has both fed and fused generations.
 
 
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Instruction: Listen during a dinner party with women.
Created by Victoria Cheong
6:33

Eve (the first woman on earth or the first moment of darkness in the day), created by Victoria Cheong, is the materialization of the lucid dream in Morn. In this track, Cheong has orchestrated the speeches of Mujeres Libres, Haunani Kay Trask, Theresa Spence and Angela Davis to channel the anger felt in their voices through your body and compel you to dance. To be listened to with other BIPOC women and allies, Eve produces a sensation of anger that, when collectively shared, is healing.
 
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Instruction: Listen during a dinner party with women.
Created by Victoria Cheong

Eve (the first woman on earth or the first moment of darkness in the day), created by Victoria Cheong, is the materialization of the lucid dream in Morn. In this track, Cheong has orchestrated the speeches of Mujeres Libres, Haunani Kay Trask, Theresa Spence and Angela Davis to channel the anger felt in their voices through your body and compel you to dance. To be listened to with other BIPOC women and allies, Eve produces a sensation of anger that, when collectively shared, is healing.
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Instruction: Listen during a dinner party with women.
Created by Victoria Cheong

Eve (the first woman on earth or the first moment of darkness in the day), created by Victoria Cheong, is the materialization of the lucid dream in Morn. In this track, Cheong has orchestrated the speeches of Mujeres Libres, Huanani Kay Trask, Theresa Spence and Angela Davis to channel the anger felt in their voices through your body and compel you to dance. To be listened to with other BIPOC women and allies, Eve produces a sensation of anger that, when collectively shared, is healing.
 
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FAITH ARKORFUL | Arkorful is a writer from Toronto. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Peach Magazine, PRISM International, Hobart, Canthius, Arc Poetry Magazine, the Puritan, the Hart House Review and more.

VICTORIA CHEONG | Cheong is a Toronto-based music producer and vocalist. She makes solo music, performs and DJs as New Chance. Her voice can be heard backing up Chandra Oppenheim’s live band (reviving her post-punk classic album, Transportation) on Lido Pimienta’s Polaris-winning record, La Papessa and on Jennifer Castle’s 2018 record Angels of Death. She has a history of collaboration in contemporary dance as a performer, composer and visual artist, working recently on projects with Ame Henderson, Alicia Grant and Zoja Smutny on the conceptual album and performance work, Rosé Porn. From 2008-2016 Cheong co-ran the eclectic record label, Healing Power Records. New Chance has an EP It Says New Chance out on Bedroomer. She is currently working on a new EP, Hardly Working and a vinyl version of the Rosé Porn soundtrack. | newchance.biz

ANNIE WONG | Wong is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Wong uses various platforms of participation and social engagement to explore the intersections of the poetic and political in everyday life. Her current research focuses on BIPOC feminist anger and diasporic hauntologies. Wong has presented work across Canada, including at SBC Gallery (Montreal, QC), The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), Intersite: Visual Arts Festival (Calgary), and Third Space (Saint John, NB) and has been in various residencies including at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2019, Wong will be an artist in residence at the Khyber Arts Centre in Halifax and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Recent publications include art writing and poetry in C Magazine, Canadian Art, Performance Research Journal, and the Shanghai Literary Review. | anniewong.co

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN | Natasha Whyte-Gray
FAITH ARKORFUL | Arkorful is a writer from Toronto. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Peach Magazine, PRISM International, Hobart, Canthius, Arc Poetry Magazine, the Puritan, the Hart House Review and more.

VICTORIA CHEONG | Cheong is a Toronto-based music producer and vocalist. She makes solo music, performs and DJs as New Chance. Her voice can be heard backing up Chandra Oppenheim’s live band (reviving her post-punk classic album, Transportation) on Lido Pimienta’s Polaris-winning record, La Papessa and on Jennifer Castle’s 2018 record Angels of Death. She has a history of collaboration in contemporary dance as a performer, composer and visual artist, working recently on projects with Ame Henderson, Alicia Grant and Zoja Smutny on the conceptual album and performance work, Rosé Porn. From 2008-2016 Cheong co-ran the eclectic record label, Healing Power Records. New Chance has an EP It Says New Chance out on Bedroomer. She is currently working on a new EP, Hardly Working and a vinyl version of the Rosé Porn soundtrack. | newchance.biz

ANNIE WONG | Wong is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Wong uses various platforms of participation and social engagement to explore the intersections of the poetic and political in everyday life. Her current research focuses on BIPOC feminist anger and diasporic hauntologies. Wong has presented work across Canada, including at SBC Gallery (Montreal, QC), The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), Intersite: Visual Arts Festival (Calgary), and Third Space (Saint John, NB) and has been in various residencies including at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2019, Wong will be an artist in residence at the Khyber Arts Centre in Halifax and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Recent publications include art writing and poetry in C Magazine, Canadian Art, Performance Research Journal, and the Shanghai Literary Review. | anniewong.co

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN | Natasha Whyte-Gray
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