Vivien Sansour, Esiah's film, 2019. Still. Credit Jason Taylor. Courtesy the artist.

Date:  Friday, 28 July 2019
Venue:  Delfina Foundation
Times:  18:30 – 22:00
Full event details:  V&A website

Join us at V&A Friday Late where three of our Politics of Food residents, Marta Fernández Calvo, Nick Laessing, and Vivien Sansour, will be presenting projects which were developed during their stay at Delfina.

Presentation details

Marta Fernández Calvo: Food Chorus
Location: Europe 1600–1815 Galleries, The Salon, Room 4

Experience a participatory sound piece by Marta Fernández Calvo, which looks at the transformations that recipes undergo when they cross borders. Activate these ‘sensitive ingredients’ through sound, and feel the reverberation travelling through the museum and beyond. Sessions begin every 30 minutes from 19.00 and are led by Aurore Lacabe, Caroline Foulkes and Borja Gómez-Ferrer. This project is the result of workshops held at mother- daughter cookery sessions at The Baytree Centre, as part of The Politics of Food programme at Delfina Foundation.

Vivien Sansour: Sharing Stories
Location: Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery

In this short documentary, join Vivien Sansour as she follows the work of the late seed keeper Esiah Levy and explores the parallels between her and Levy’s practices. As founder of The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and the Traveling Kitchen project, Sansour aims to bring seed heritage back to the dinner table so we can eat our history rather than store it away as a relic of the past. Presented in collaboration with Delfina Foundation.

Nick Laessing: Plant Orbiter
Location: The Blavatnik Hall

The Plant Orbiter by artist Nick Laessing is an automated rotating system for food production, which reflects on the role of technology in local urban food production and speculates on food scarcity solutions. In the 1970s NASA investigated the possibility of growing plant food in extra-terrestrial environments and discovered that plant growth accelerates in anti-gravity conditions. The Plant Orbiter tests this theory by creating an automated rotating system for food production. Presented in collaboration with Delfina Foundation.

Nick will also be giving a talk at the V&A about the Plant Orbiter as part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival on Sunday 30 June at 2pm.

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Season 4

Politics of Food


Vivien Sansour

London: 06/05/2019 — 23/06/2019

Marta Fernández Calvo

London: 15/04/2019 — 23/06/2019

Nick Laessing

London: 01/04/2019 — 23/06/2019