Christmas Cookbook of (carp) liberation and workshop for children

Christmas gathering to recall the possibilities of interspecies solidarity, about fish consciousness and their ways of communication.

17.12.2023 11:00
Kafkárna, Buštěhradská 5, Praha 6 - Střešovice

A ghost, the spirit of Christmas, is haunting Europe. St. Francis of Assisi, a pop star of his time, like Mariah Carey, was a medieval revolutionary who founded the tradition of Nativity scenes to remind the wealthy nobility who was born into the stable. His precious relationship with animals is even confirmed by a legend that he once preached to fish. How is it, then, that public executions of fish have become part of today’s Christmas celebrations, and have even become a symbol of them? Let’s recall together the subversive nature of Christmas, but also of Hanukkah and Saturnalia. Therefore, during our Christmas gathering we will talk mainly about the possibilities of interspecies solidarity, about fish consciousness and their ways of communication. Instead of carp, we will make vegan potato salad and tofu in a triple wrap. All I want for Christmas is total carp liberation, for you.

Together with Kafkárna / Centre for Art and Ecology we invite you to a live event in the form of a collaborative and critical cooking of Christmas delicacies with Maja Vusilović (Second : Shift) and Martin Tománek and a programme for children with Alex Sihelsk* and Denisa Langrová. The event follows the video series of recipes of the Revolutionary Cookbook (of Liberation).
The Revolutionary Cookbook provides tips on how to cook ethical and affordable food while planning a feminist revolution. The Revolutionary Cookbook wants nothing less than liberation for all human and non-human creatures. Meet the Revolutionary Cookbook video series and check out the recipes here.

11:30 – 13:00 cooking
13:00 – 15:00 discussion
11:30 -15:00 workshop for children

Denis and Alex, along with workshop participants, will become aquatic creatures – crakens, carp and phantoms from the deep. They will explore fish language and the songs of the sea people and then transform into these aquatic creatures in a mini RPG word game.

We encourage participants both young and old*to wear clothes that won’t mind some extra flakes.For the general public.

Free admission.

The live event is prepared in collaboration with the Institute of Anxiety and Kafkárna / Centre for Art and Ecology at UMPRUM. The project Centre for Art and Ecology UMPRUM has received support from the EEA Grants 2014-2021 under the Culture Programme.

Photo (c) Oskar Helcl

The project is realized with the support of the City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Municipality of Prague 7 and the State Fund for Culture.