Becoming With Wheat (and Other More-Than-Human Others) at MOUTHINGS, Part of 'Something Held in the Mouth', Custom Folkestone, Saturday 5 October, 11am - 5pm
By amandacouch, Sep 15 2019 09:11AM
I will be presenting my current project, Becoming With Wheat (and Other More-Than-Human Others) at 'Something Held in the Mouth', a four day festival bringing together artists and creative practitioners to present a diverse programme of art, exhibitions, events, workshops and talks about the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the ways in which our bodies hold these stories.
Curated by Madeleine Hodge, the festival convenes dialogues around the way food crosses boundaries and creates connections across the world, exploring the intersections between art, food and local markets to forge new alliances through geopolitical conversations. Highlights include Picnic Poeticoa collective picnic drawing on the relationship between artists and the kitchen, Mouthings, a day of conversations, lectures and performances about the intimate and global complexities of food production, (Be)longingan exhibition that explores the connection of migrant bodies to the land, 50 Years, 50 Stories, an exhibition created by the University of Kent Ethnobotany department, a community feast designed by artist Lucky Moyo and a panel discussion as part o fPlatforma Festival.
Artists in the programme include Joélson Bugila e Jorge Menna Barreto (Brazil), Leone Contini (Italy), Amanda Couch (UK), Marta Fernández Calvo (Spain), Lucky Moyo (UK), Clare Qualmann (UK), Raju Rage (UK), Keg de Souza (Australia), Daniella Valz Gen (UK).
'Something Held in the Mouth', 3-6 October 2019, Custom Folkestone, East Yard, Harbour Arm, Folkestone. MOUTHINGS, a day of conversations, lectures and performances exploring intimate and global complexities of food production is Saturday 5 October, 11am - 5pm. Free, but booking required. For more information about the programme and to book a place, visit https://www.customfolkestone.co.uk/art