Gut-Luck: month-long three-course food forum: Course Three: Gut-Farm, *Mmmm!

May 28, 2023 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Fee: $25/$20 members.

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Throughout the month of May, art collective-in-residence Open Kitchen (OK) will gather around a pedagogically speculative installation celebrating spring ephemera. A rotation of ceramic sculptures and wares will accompany three public courses coinciding with a forthcoming publication, The False Expectations of Food; stories and recipes from one ruin to another.

Course Three: Gut-Farm, *Mmmm!
A course reviewing Open Kitchen’s 2022 residency at BiSCA (Bishkek School of Contemporary Art) and participation in the Eco-Festival TRASH-4: Follow the Trash River in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

From the open all for the Trash Festival
The eco-festival focuses on water and garbage issues in Bishkek and aims to create reflection and discussion. Together with activists, scientists, artists, citizens we are going to create a platform for communication that explores methodologies of how we can solve global environmental problems on a local and global level through reflections, experiments, art-intervention, analysis, installations, publications.

The review will begin with the reading of an open letter titled Letter to Altyn-Kazyk, its Friends and Ours (to be featured in BiSCA’s Aralash Zine). This letter reflects on OK's time in the Altyn-Kazyk neighborhood of Bishkek, where a community intersects a river, agricultural fields, and a toxic landfill.

In conjunction with this reading, *Milwaukee masa mole mill! will host a spring mole tasting with ingredients sourced from art collective Postane (Istanbul) and from OK’s 2022 residency in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The mole will be paired with fresh masa tortillas (from our 2022 Lynden-grown corn) and a Turkish plum, Kyrgyz mountain honey, and backyard-borage tea.

Open Kitchen’s residency in Kyrgyzstan was supported by the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund.

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