Cherry Truluck, Population/Cul-de-sac oats
Cherry Truluck, Population/Cul-de-sac oats. Work in progress. Photo Cherry Truluck
Cherry Truluck, Placemakers
Cherry Truluck, Placemakers. Text based work in progress, exploring the transgressions of plants, fungi and other than human life forms and human-made objects into each others spaces. Photo Cherry Truluck.
Cherry Truluck, Recipe for an Omelette
Cherry Truluck, Recipe for an Omelette. Performance and documentation created in response to a workshop by Marta Fernandez Calvo for Speculative Landscapes. Photo Rubiane Maia
Cherry Truluck (in collaboration with DJ Feralchild), Mouthfeel and the Toothache Disco
Cherry Truluck (in collaboration with DJ Feralchild), Mouthfeel and the Toothache Disco. A collective sensorial experience. Photo Rosie Lonsdale
Cherry Truluck, Topographical Digest
Cherry Truluck, Topographical Digest. An edible map of the urban landscape of Folkestone. Commissioned by UCA School of Architecture for Across Tracks at Urban Room Folkestone. Photo Peter Halpin
Cherry Truluck (UK associate) is an artist, researcher and Creative Director of Custom Food Lab. Her transdisciplinary practice explores symbiosis, attunement and interdependence in more-than-human ecologies, as both an artistic strategy and agroecological methodology. Working with community building, phenomics, cooking, farming and performance, she seeks rhythms in the dialogue that food creates between the body and the land.
As a UK associate at Delfina Foundation as part of The Politics of Food programme in Autumn 2022, Cherry will focus on embodied knowledge and inherited memory in the cultivation and breeding of oats, in a seed-sowing ritual using a traditional seed fiddle with a specially developed ‘population’ oat variety. This will be contextualised in communal feasts connecting across urban and rural landscapes.
Cherry has contributed to the NFS London Community Cooks resource and Geocinema’s Signals and Storms residency at Freeport Institute. She is also a Doctoral Researcher for the UK Food Systems CDT and a regional coordinator for the Landworkers Alliance. Custom Food Lab, founded by Cherry in 2018, is a decentralised programme of collective action led by artists, designers, researchers, growers and activists who are passionate about food and the future – where food comes from, how it’s grown, it’s potential to tell a story, to connect people to each other, to nature, to heritage, to rediscover lost sustainable practices, to imagine a food system outside of capitalism.
Cherry is based in Frome, Somerset.