2023, May 10 and November 6, Online Performance with Grace Denis, 18:00-19.30 (CET)
ONLINE PERFORMANCE – This two-part online lecture and performance explores processes of sowing and harvesting, delving into a series of exercises that catalyse a discourse around the layers inherent to cultivation. Cultivate, originating from Medieval Latin's cultivatus, descends from Latin's cultus which indicates care and labor, from past participle colere "to cultivate, to till; to inhabit; to frequent, practice, respect; tend, guard." How to collectively explore notions of care and labor in cultivation, in cognizance of the necessity for reciprocal engagement? And how to extend temporalities of artistic interventions to calibrate further to ecological temporalities?
This project highlights the transformation of edible matter, commencing with a listening session and an artist lecture exploring listening as a precursor to response-ability, examining Haraway's suggestion of "cultivating collective knowing and doing." A suggestion to sow seeds, alongside the provision of them, will engage the participants in small-scale cultivation, to be later implemented in the series' final session, in which participants will explore the possibilities and politics of cooking together, germinating a collective dinner that spans across various contexts. The talk will be in English and will take place via zoom. This event is part of our series of Artist Encounters and is supported by the Stanley Johnson Foundation.
Number of Participants - 15 to 20
Registration until April 15th via firstname.lastname@example.org