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Milk Bar, Oakland CA, April 2015

Spoons: who gets what

Spoons: who gets what at the Survival Cafe


Spoons have been a recurrent theme in the work of Ann Schnake: oversized, mouse sized, spoons of wood, glass, wool, bacon; symbols of distribution, symbols of generosity, or of  greed; and even spoons to eat with. 


Survival Cafe, was a temporary project by Ann Schnake,  Lauren Elder, Amanda Eicher, and  Ayhan Aidan. The cafe in a tent was  a part of the SEIU action at the Lab, supporting organizing of adjunct workers and fast food workers.-- and another site and action of MobileInTent


The audience sanded  rough wood made into smooth spoons as we served black beans and greens...

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