Patrick Cruz – Kitchen Codex

Kitchen Codex is a site-dependent ongoing food-based project, collaborative social sculpture, and communal performance. Since 2015, Kitchen Codex has manifested, shared experiences, and collected recipes in various locations and contexts such as Guelph, Ontario, Berlin Germany, Sudbury, Ontario, Mexico City, Mexico, Malmö, Sweden, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of the recipes have been archived and printed onto a tablecloth where future Kitchen Codex performances happen.

Using food as a vessel for sharing knowledge and as a means to view and reflect on personal and collective histories, the compiled recipes will later be printed into a textile cookbook. Co-authored by the local community, Kitchen Codex aims to bridge the ritual of communal eating and sharing cultural awareness through the digestion of history and the joint solidarity of cultural appreciation during times of socio-political divisiveness.