Friday, July 19, 2013

Politics of Food Residency (London, England)

Call for Residency Applications

Delfina Foundation (DF) is inviting artists, curators, writers, film makers and other cultural practitioners interested in exploring issues surrounding the politics of food to apply for their first theme-based residency, scheduled to run from mid January to mid April 2014.

From Marinetti's Manifesto of Futurist Cooking to Gordon Matta Clark's Food restaurant ,and more recently Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen, artists have long employed food within their practice and creative process. But beyond the concept of cooking and eating as a performative act, the last decade has witnessed a proliferation of cultural practitioners and artist interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution and consumption. Moreover, food has also been used by cultural practitioners as a means of understanding complex histories and questioning current issues, from neoliberalism to globalisation. By bringing together practitioners from different creative fields, DF would like to explore how artistic strategies have and can be used to address wide-ranging issues related to food, agriculture, human rights and the environment. DF is particularly interested in practitioners whose work transgresses the boundaries between art and every day life. By creating a focussed environment, DF aims to facilitate collaborative exchange fostering new ideas and projects. DF will support peer-to-peer conversations between residents through a series of informal gatherings and meals, as well as targeted organisational visits and opportunities to engage with artists, academics and researchers interested in the same lines of inquiry. These internal events will be complemented with an external public programme of talks, screenings, dinners and panel discussions presenting the work, ideas and exchanges taking place. 
For complete details, visit

TransCultural Exchange is not responsible for the content of listings in the Opportunities section. All postings are subject to review; inappropriate submissions will not be published.

No comments:

Locations of visitors to this page