apu llantén (food sharing for collective healing) (2018)
Broadleaf Plantain sculptural installation and food justice ritual performance in collaboration with Aemilius Milo.
Llantén, also known as White Man’s Footstep or Broadleaf Plantain, is a perennial plant indigenous to Eurasia. Inadvertently brought over on the boots of the colonizers, Plantain has been growing widely throughout Turtle Island and Abya Yala for the past 525 years. Colonially designated a ‘weed’, llantén is highly regarded over its remarkable medicinal qualities (antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hydrating, soothing, etc). Llantén can be found sprouting all over Tkaronto, rising through the pavement cracks. Thriving. Defiantly.
part of “For Us, By Us” curated by Geneviève Wallen at Xpace Cultural Centre.