Mathilde N’Doye is an interdisciplinary artist and chef whose work incorporates community arts, installation and social sculpture. Their current practice investigates food and commensality, exploring the heritage of food and its link to cultural identity and history. Through sharing food within curated environments, their work tells stories of embodied knowledge and social actions, engaging others through the familiar action of eating. Offering encounters with ingredients and the living world, the work queries the origins of taste, smell and feeling within participatory settings. Mathilde reflects upon their own experience, using memory and senses as the materials to build upon their research-driven practice.
Image, Mathilde N’Doye, Whilst we Wait, ongoing project, (image courtesy of Mathilde N’Doye)