March 04, 2006

Tofu with Jamaican Spicy Yellow Curry &
Guava Cheese Flan

Interview with Jeanette Adames

Interview with Dana Foster

Performance Photos

The first thing my friend, and artist extrordinare, Andrea noticed when she walked in was art reflected in the glossy caramel glaze of flan. Take a look at the photos she took, they are really beautiful.

Wordnet of Princeton University offers these definitions of the word refection:

n 1: a calm lengthy intent consideration 2: the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface 3: expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition" 4: the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror" 5: a likeness in which left and right are reversed 6: (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed 7: a remark expressing careful consideration 8: the ability to reflect beams or rays

Upon further consideration of art and reflection and flan, I did some poking around on the Internet and found this quote.

"...On the one hand, the work of art is a product of its time, a mirror of its age, a historical reflection of society to which both the author and the original audience belonged. On the other hand, it is surely no idealism to assume that the work of art is not merely a product, but a producer of its age; not merely a mirror of the past but a lamp to the future.." - Karthigesu Sivathamby in Literary History in Tamil

These days I've been thinking of my work in terms of poetic resistance. Resistance is a force that tends to oppose or retard motion. In electrical terminology it is the opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy. So perhaps resistance makes the time for reflection and the resulting change of energy into art is the production. Ok, before I get too lost in my head, back to the food. The flan was out of this world, although I could not find guava paste in the city of Boston. This does not mean it doesn’t exist, just that I couldn’t find it. There are lots Internet sources for it though. And the spicy Jamaican curry was a wonderful combination of flavors-- the color was pretty too.

Posted by leah at March 4, 2006 09:04 PM

Can't wait to come on Saturday!

Posted by: Andrea Wenglowskyj at March 3, 2006 08:31 AM
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