Feed Me a Story (collaborators Laura Nova & Theresa Loong) collects stories from a food cart and encourages the sharing of secret family recipes in a documentary style video cookbook. Using the cart as a vehicle to cross cultural boundaries, they focus on the sensorial memories that are held as sacred in family, food and community. By answering questions like “What is your favorite childhood food?,” “What was the first recipe you learned to cook?” and “What food is important to your cultural experience?” the project extends the concept of what it means to be an American by collecting immigrant stories and incorporating cultural history and contemporary influences.

Lady Gelatine is a result of Feed Me A Story's 2012 artist residency at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National monuments where they researched the consuming identities of immigrants arriving on Ellis Island at the turn of the century. In the early 1900s, the Jell-O company decided to offer Ellis Island immigrants a bowl of Jell-O as a "Welcome to America" gift!


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Feed Me a Story is a collective that works on intergenerational projects focusing on the elderly and other communities that are underserved and overlooked by mainstream media. They are inspired by two of the oldest interactive experiences – eating and talking. The team has partnered with several arts and cultural institutions in New York City, launching events and performing at the Ellis Island National Historic Site, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governors Island and Lentspace in Husdon Square, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Chinese in America, the Museum at Eldridge Street, Children’s Museum of the Arts, the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival, the Asian American Arts Alliance’s Locating the Sacred Arts Festival, and as SPARC artists with the LaGuardia Senior Center. Feed Me a Story received funding from the New York State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. PBS/POV selected Feed Me a Story to participate in two hackathons to develop our app.

SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide 2013 and 2014
LMCC's The Fund 2014
LMCC's Manhattan Community Arts Fund 2013
LMCC's Lentspace in Hudson Square 2013

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Lady Gelatine, 2012
Lot Number 23
Digital photographic print
24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)
1 of 5
Courtesy of the artist

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Lady Gelatine
  • Dimensions
    24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)