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Custom Folkestone, East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm CT20 1QH | hello@customfolkestone.co.uk

MOUTHINGS SYMPOSIUM

Saturday 5th October, 10.30am - 5pm, Custom Folkestone

A day long event of performances, talks and demonstrations by artists exploring the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the way our bodies hold the stories.
Free event & Lunch is provided by Custom's Cherry Truluck in conversation with Raju Rage

BECOMING WITH WHEAT

Amanda Couch

‘Becoming with Wheat (and Other More-Than-Human Others)’ explores our companioning with wheat as well as the other human and more-than-human entities that are entangled within this relationship. Through cultivation, observation, conversation, filming, photography, anthotype making, etching/nature printing, wheat weaving, performance, writing, cooking and eating, I hope to practice a more sensitive way of being in the world, to connect

landscape, food and the body.

GAPING MAW

Helen Davison

Helen will present an intermittent performance work exploring the role of the mouth in vocal / sensorial / palpable communication. Building on previous work exploring the mouth and the voice.

DEPRIVATIZING THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Jorge Menna Barreto

The fires in the Amazon rainforest have made it to the headlines around the globe. Despite the international population's concern, little has been said about why these fires are happening and what will become of these vast areas. What does art have to do with that and how can we engage in such issues?

UNDER/VALUED ENERGETIC ECONOMIES AND RECIPES FOR RESISTANCE

Raju Rage

These are two of Raju Rage’s current are current projects in progress exploring value, care, sustainability, colonialism, capitalism and alternative economies and memory, migration, adaptability and resistance respectively.

THE CUCUZZA CHANNEL DRIFT / THE CHANNEL DRIFT / CHANNEL DRIFT

Leone Contini

As vessels to secure and disperse genetic information across space and time, seeds rove and germinate beyond the State borders, transmuting foreign soils into a piece of home, from the Chinese family-farms in Tuscany or the Bengalese ones in the countryside of Palermo, to the Italian gardens in the industrial periphery of Lyon. Old and new migrants, future natives.

CASA DE COMIDAS

Marta Fernández Calvo

Casas de Comidas is an intriguing phenomenon whereby power was seized by women through food and recipe-sharing during the dictatorship in Spain. This talk examines both the historical context as well as the current situation in which social changes are precipitating the decline of the tradition whilst the recipes it produced continue to echo through family dinners and kitchens.

EAST END JAM

Clare Qualmann

Clare shares her experiences of East End Jam a walking, foraging, picking and preserving project that celebrates the unexpected fruitfulness of the urban environment

POTATO / contours and migrations

Daniella Valz Gen

A mytho-poetic meandering through stories of the potato, honouring the land and people where the potato originates and exploring notions of assimilation, cultural significance and intimacy with what feeds us. This is both an origin story and a hero’s journey about a root vegetable that has shaped migrations across the world.