Flash Lecture: I Have Never Seen a Swimming Salmon in My Life by Hoo Fan Chon, Artist

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Flash Lecture: I Have Never Seen a Swimming Salmon in My Life by Hoo Fan Chon, Artist

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Friday, 17 February 2023 5.30pm
Venue: CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way, Theatrette Level 2, Singapore 138602

Born into a fisherman’s family that regularly hosted and attended seafood banquets, fish has always been a mainstay in Fan Chon’s diet. In recent years, fish has also become a recurring motif in his practice. He understands food consumption as a constant negotiation between nature and culture inflected by social norms. During his flash lecture, Fan Chon will share about his latest research on how pigments turn tissues of various organisms, including salmon, into a pinkish-red hue. Besides its distinctive colour, its consumption bespeaks the Western lifestyle aspirations of a rising global middle class, prompting 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.

Date

2023-02-17

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During his flash lecture, Fan Chon will share about his latest research on how pigments turn tissues of various organisms, including salmon, into a pinkish-red hue.

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General

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Offsite

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Yes

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No

Education

No

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Citation

“Flash Lecture: I Have Never Seen a Swimming Salmon in My Life by Hoo Fan Chon, Artist,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4546.

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This Item Is Part Of Item: NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 FOOD: Eat. Secure. Sustain
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