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.


Gaia Art Foundation


The Politics of Food:
Season 5


Autumn 2022


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