The main event of the
day is All you CAN eat Keecheerrii Kooroot -
a presentation of a special practice during the winter in
countries of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Iran and Uzbekistan).
To beat the freezing cold of the long winters, a common way
Afgans heat their homes is by installing a Sandalee. Keecheerrii
Kooroot is a famous Afghan dish, usually served during
the winter. It is delicious, visually delightful and has
ceremonious preparation process. The Sandalee & Keecheerii Kooroot represent
tastes for the communal. They are about the family unit,
and the collective purpose and
experience. It's an intimacy that's very different.
All visitors on March 5 are welcome to experience the cozy-warmth
of the Sandalee and to taste Keecheerrii Kooroot as
Video program will run concurrently
with works by Lida Abdul, Roya
Ghiasy, Mariam Ghani, (Afghanistan),
Nikhil Chopra (India),
Yerbossyn Meldibekov (Kazakhstan), Alexander (Uzbekistan), Jacob
Fuglsang Mikklesen (Denmark), Sislej
Xhafa (Kosovo) Muratbek Jumaliev & Gulnara
Kasmalieva (Kyrgyz Republic).
The word taste refers to the subjective, yet we often view
it as something objective. We compete with, criticize, and
envy other’s tastes. Taste can mean that which is acquired
or possessed, the idea of having
and not having. The artists in the presentation come from
places with centuries of accumulated tastes invested in collective
pride, but today no taste is safe, nor pure. These artists
reveal the wisdom, connection, diversity, absurdity and contradictions
of various tastes in the world.
Special thanks to:
Zahra Sherzad, Project Assistant
Keecheerrii Koooroot sponsored by Ariana Afghan
Chuk Palu: Traditional and Contemporary Afghan Rugs
all other volunteers for their help to make All you CAN eat possible.