Exhibition Opening


Mouth: used to speak or to ingest. Mouth: the site where a river enters the ocean.

Her and Keane take the phrase ‘have you eaten rice yet?’ as a departure point for this collaborative project. Common across many Asian languages and often used in passing as a greeting, ‘have you eaten rice yet?’ holds multiple associations with care: it is an inquiry into well-being as much as being a literal question about eating and food. Within this project, the expression offers a means of engaging with the slippages between written and spoken language.

While developing this installation the artists hosted a series of shared meals for friends and strangers alongside chopstick-making workshops facilitated by Rekindle. With these events as a base, Made from local and imported ingredients centres food, language, mapping, and people.


  • Free


  • Thu 05 Aug


  • 5:30 pm


  • 16 Dowling Street
  • Ōtepoti, Dunedin