Medicine for Sweet Dreams is a food-based workshop and performance blending self-isolation, food, and online gathering into a social nourishing and culinary performance. Sachin will facilitate a cooking experience in which audiences can join along or view as spectators to the performance. Sudra will bring basic ingredients together alongside sacred Vedic readings to make a meal and create a space for collective relaxation. His performance will bring together elements of Ayurvedic cooking to engage the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound to transport participants to distant memories of comfort, or even transport them to a deeper presence in the now. The broadcast will blend isolation, online streaming, and screen-to-screen gathering with ancient indigenous knowledge of Ayurveda for the benefit of each viewers’ body, mind, and spirit.
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 6:00pm MDT
Streamed from: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A note to participants: If you would like to follow along, click here to download the full recipe.
Sachin Sudra is a food performance artist and Ayurvedic alchemist of Ugandan and Indian descent, based in Mohkinstis on Treaty 7 Territory. He blends cooking with body and screen-based exchanges to facilitate live meal gatherings, readings of sacred texts, and vibration therapy as radical acts of resistance. Sachin has taught classes at the Esker Foundation on Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic cooking for the Urban Society of Indigenous Youth (USAY), Blackfoot, and the Tsuut’ina Youth program.