Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour are undertaking a residency with Artsadmin and the Live Art Development Agency throughout February 2010.

The residency is inspired by Orientalism, chapter six of Ashery and Sansour’s experimental graphic book The Novel of Nonel and Vovel. In this residency Falafel is used as a contested national symbol and a metaphor for the systematic obliteration of Palestinian culture by the state of Israel. Falafel Road comprises of twenty publicly engaged meals in various falafel eateries in London, from restaurants to supermarkets and market stalls.

For more details of locations, please see: http://www.falafelroad.blogspot.com/

As part of the 20 meals there are 2 larger scale events:

23rd of February, Politics: Home and Away, 19.00, with Serpentine Gallery, at Al Shishawi, 51-53 Edgware Road, Marble Arch, London, W2 2HZ

Student activists from Goldsmiths College, The London Institute, and others, with Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English at Queen Mary University and an active member of Independent Jewish Voices, are invited for a discussion around the ways in which Middle Eastern politics resonate in London.


25th of February, Thursdays@Artsadmin, 18.00, Arts Bar & Café and Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB,

The Falafel Road Open Studio, will show work culminated during the residency.


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