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Leonard Cohen, Darth Vader & Food Trucks

A Conversation with Michael Rakowitz

Episode 17

Leonard Cohen’s art washing, Darth Vader and the Iraq war, eBay collecting as a form of artistic research and the deep intercultural understandings that people reach when they cook and eat together. We can only be talking about the multisensory art practice of Jewish Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz.

Recorded at Studio C as part of the Faculty of Fine Arts Wild Talks series, featuring Michael Rakowitz, Tammer El-Sheikh (Professor, Studio Arts), Sanaz Sohrabi (PhD student), and David Howes, (Professor of anthropology and Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies). Their conversation refers to Rakowitz’s work as part of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at the Musee d’Art Contemporain (MAC) in Montreal.

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