Join MOLD and Yardy World this Friday, December 4th for a special screening of our film for the Istanbul Design Biennial, Your Mouth Has Power.

Broadcasting from Crown Heights, Your Mouth Has Power is a collective message from Brooklyn about food sovereignty, resilience and culture during a precarious period of both pandemic and revolution. Inspired by 1990s MTV, TikTok videos, the video works of artist Arthur Jafa, and Jenn Nkiru’s “cosmic archaeology,” the film challenges the conventions of cooking shows by placing our understanding of imagery and viewership in friction with vignettes from black pop culture and historic references.

By sharing the ways that individuals and communities in Brooklyn have responded to the anxieties of system collapse with networks of care and radical imagination, the film invites viewers to become active participants in an inequitably designed food system that only has space for consumers. The text from MOLD’s manifesto, Your Mouth Has Power (2019), champions the creation of hyperlocal food ecologies, providing a portal into a field of ideas and a scaffold for a set of disparate actions, ideas, places, and collaborators emanating from Crown Heights to your neighborhood.

For those of you who won’t be able to join us, watch the full film below.

NOTE: This event has passed.

On Friday from 6-8PM we’ll be taking over three beloved neighborhood venues for a group screening and virtual Q+A with the creators of the film. We’ll be together, apart: each venue will host copies of the most recent issue of MOLD and we’ll have a snack pack courtesy of chef and MOLD contributor Lo Alalay and a few of the collaborators seen in our film. (UPDATE: We’ll have Fermented Chili Pickle by Kreung Cambodia, Cake/Cookie TBD by A Balcony in Brooklyn and a Honeycomb Mix and/or Cassava Cake Bite by BatinggilanBata.) Each venue has a limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so please RSVP if you can make it! editors [at] thisismold [dot] com with the name of the venue in the subject line! Special thanks to Chris Lee for the flyer design.

Friday, December 4
6PM – 8PM

Bushwick @ MoodRing – 1260 Myrtle Avenue between Hart and Cedar
Crown Heights North @ Public Assistants – 711 Franklin Avenue and Park Place
Crown Heights South @ Etvernal – 1134 President Street and Rogers Avenue