|Size (L x W x H)
|21 cm x 14.7 cm x 0.6 cm
Recalling Forgotten Tastes is a recollection of traditional ecological knowledge on plants through visual arts, more specifically surrounding the livelihood of Orang Asli here in Malaysia, gathering stories of foraged eats from our depleting forests. It seeks beyond the confined rooms of cultivated crops that are available today and restriction of lands for mono culture farming. The project attempts to maintain the revitalization of traditional ecological knowledge about wild and semi-domesticated plants as strong and multi-generational through acquiring foraging skills particularly in forested mountains, which can potentially establish new criteria for sustainable management of wild edible species alongside cultivated lands.
Syarifah Nadhirah is an architect by practice, a Visual Artist, and currently working as a full-time Textile Designer. As she ventures into the world where art cross-pollinates with science and Ecological Knowledge, the urge to learn these unfamiliarities have grown progressively in her body of work. One particular theme that remains close to heart is the ever-transcending relationship between people, the environment and our sources of food. As an artist, she strives to develop works that allow discussions pertaining to Indigenous culture, their direct relationship with forest produce and how development has changed the existing fabric of their food security.