Flat bread on tree

2016 – 2022, tree bark flat bread, variable dimensions
Flat bread on tree
Flat bread on tree
Flat bread on tree
Flat bread on tree
Flat bread on tree
Flat bread on tree

Moza Almatrooshi is a multimedia artist, writer, and chef who looks at narratives from ancient and contemporary mythologies in the Arabian Peninsula. Her explorations often culminate in metaphors derived from regional cooking practices, where food is not only a source of nourishment but also a means of exchange. In her time-based installation, the pita bread hangs on tree branches to mimic the missing leaves. Made with dry yeast, cardamom powder, and seeds, the leaves can be eaten by both humans and birds. Through the bread, Almatrooshi conceptually links the term companion species (used by philosopher Donna J. Haraway to refer to a relationship where humans and animals evolve alongside one another), to the Latin expression cum-panis, which means “to eat the same bread”. The bread becomes the means to share life. This indoor version of the artwork is connected to the outdoor site-specific installation where the flatbread hangs on the leafless branches of the pine tree here on campus

Moza Almatrooshi
Moza Almatrooshi (Dubai, UAE, 1991) is a multimedia artist, who looks at narratives from ancient and contemporary mythologies in the Arabian Peninsula, and the ways in which they uphold nation building techniques. This culminates in fictions and metaphors derived from regional food production practices and food politics.