“Letha was the master of her kitchen, controlling who had access and ultimately what my dad and us four children ate. My first tastes came from the dishes she cooked and her homemade drinks. This mastery had been fine-tuned from cooking as a young woman for her mother and siblings in the Caribbean to cooking for her family in England. At the centre of this installation as shrine is my late mother’s Dutch Pot with her cooking history burnt into its bottom that speaks to the material culture of Caribbean migrant diasporic food and cooking culture evoking/invoking memory, the senses, sucking the chicken bone as well as health, loss and legacy”

I Miss My Mum’s Cookin’, was first iterated in Who More Sci Fi Than Us, KAdE Kunsthal, Amersfoort, 2012.

Michael McMillan is a British born writer, playwright, artist/curator and scholar of Vincentian migrant heritage. His much-praised installation The Front Room is permanently at the Museum of the Home (formerly the Geffrye Museum)

Please see separate listing for the workshop on Saturday 27th May at 2pm

I MISS MY MUM'S COOKIN' IS PART OF THE CULTURE CONNEX FESTIVAL SEASON IN COLLABORATION WITH URBANFLO, PACE, BRIGHTON FRINGE, BRIGHTON PRIDE & UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX (BLACK@SUSSEX)

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