Workshop: An Afternoon with "Salmon" Tea Sandwich with artist Hoo Fan Chon

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Workshop: An Afternoon with "Salmon" Tea Sandwich with artist Hoo Fan Chon

Description

Saturday, 18 February 2023
4.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: NTU CCA Singapore, Block 38 Malan Road, #01-06, Singapore 109441

Carotenoids are naturally-occurring pigments that turn the tissues of various organisms, including salmon, into a pinkish-red hue. While the pink pigmentation of wild salmon is due to a natural diet made of krill and shrimp, the flesh of farmed salmon is either grey or off-white. In order to achieve the vibrant hue that makes salmon appealing to consumers, farmed salmon are regularly fed synthetic carotenoids (astaxanthin) to emulate the colour of wild salmon. Besides its distinctive colour, salmon is also seen as a premium source of protein in Southeast Asia. Its consumption bespeaks the Western lifestyle aspirations of a rising global middle class. It can be found at higher-end supermarket fish counters and restaurant menus and is featured in luxury hotels’ high-tea services as our food chains become increasingly globalised. It is acommon food preparation practice to change or add colour to our food in Southeast Asia, especially in pickled fruit and desserts. This workshop will put the How to turn your siakap into salmon instruction video work into practice by inviting participants to make salmon tea sandwiches with pre-dyed siakap (barramundi) with a selection of natural and synthetic dying agents. It intends to prompt conversations on salmon as a class symbol in Southeast Asia, our need to alter/design the colour of food, and food consumption informed by cultural practice and class aspiration through an afternoon session of preparing and sampling “salmon” tea sandwiches together.

A programme of NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 FOOD.

Date

2023-02-18

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Short Description

This workshop will put the How to turn your siakap into salmon instruction video work into practice by inviting participants to make salmon tea sandwiches with pre-dyed siakap (barramundi) with a selection of natural and synthetic dying agents.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

No

Education

Yes

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Citation

“Workshop: An Afternoon with "Salmon" Tea Sandwich with artist Hoo Fan Chon,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4481.

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This Item Is Part Of Item: NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 Exhibitions
Item: Hoo Fan Chon Is Part Of This Item