Derek Tumala, A Pinch in Time, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Date:  Saturday, 10 December 2022
Times:  Three sessions:
14:00 – 14:50
15:00 – 15:50
16:00 – 16:50
Locations:  Asymmetry HQ,
102a Albion Drive, London, E8 4LY
Sign up:  Free. Book here.

A communal tasting – celebrating biodiversity and fermentation, movement and fluidity.

Curated by Delfina Foundation resident L. Sasha Gora and Delfina Foundation resident & Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow Erin Li, in collaboration with chef Songsoo Kim.

Playing with forms of hospitality and co-existence, this communal tasting at Asymmetry HQ aims to nurture a curious yet welcoming social situation that breaks down the boundaries and conventions of the collective meal – which is to say a script of courses, a hierarchy of seating, and a repertoire of flavours organised according to national allegiances.

Polyphonic Bodies II instead serves an edible landscape and invites visitors to graze, “forage”, and freely combine bites, the process of which catalyses connections and conversations related to biodiversity, cultural plurality, the climate crisis, and the generosity of the bacteria that choreographs good health and pleasure.

Please note vegetarian and vegan options are available but are limited.


This event takes place in collaboration with Asymmetry Art Foundation, and forms part of the public programme of Delfina Foundation’s fifth season of the Politics of Food, in partnership with Gaia Art Foundation and with additional support from a range of individuals and partners.


SongSoo Kim. Made up of two characters Song is like the English word, and Soo means Life to live with song. It’s all in a name, the song I sing with this body I occupy, I try and observe the things that move me. In the process of meeting myself and others, I have met food as a practice and medium and have been learning what taste is, bitterness, sensing, fermenting, movement, and being moved. In this play, I think of pleasures and desires. Through “tasting” together I’m learning what possibly “taste” could be.