virginia gail smith


Traditionally, the ritual of eating is centred around a group of people gathering at a table

to share a meal together. However, with society evolving and the rise of technology, that original

ritual is becoming rare. Interruptions of careers, distance now Covid and media, all influence the outcome of

that group gathering. Some of those influences can cause a person to eat alone, avoid

conversation with those around them or even change their table etiquette. Four videos were

created, each highlighting a single subject’s individual process of their ritual of eating. By

playing the videos side by side, an illusion is created.

Andrea Soropia-Chang (Canada)

Dawn Howie (Canada)

Tiffany Oropeza (Mexico)

Virginia Gail Smith (Canada)

1 Video: 12:24 minutes

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