Dupla Molcajete

Dupla Molcajete is an emergent collaborative practice between Mexico City-based researcher-artists and cultural workers Beatriz Paz Jiménez and Zoë Heyn-Jones. Dupla Molcajete works to create spaces for experimentation at the nexus of art, food, and culture from Mesoamerican and hemispheric perspectives. Our collaborative practice centres food justice and sustainability, leveraging the resources of art and university spaces to engage with wider communities. We privilege ancestral knowledge and (perma)cultural practices between Mexico and Canada—and across the hemisphere—through cooking, eating, talking, writing, curating, publishing, collaging and making plant-based photochemical images (among other practices). Our recent projects include an ongoing exploration of the Mesoamerican herb epazote through plant-based photochemical image-making (phytograms, anthotypes, etc.) and cultural histories; a chapter on Mexican action artist Roberto de la Torre’s project Harina y epazote [Flour and Epazote] (2010-11) in a forthcoming anthology; and the nascent Entomofagía: Ancestral and Future Foods research-creation project that explores edible insects’ potential for food security and climate action which is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.