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Ballast Seed Boat Tour - Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe)

Date 03.08.16

Time 6.45 - 8.15pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Artists Daniel Fernandez Pascual and Alon Schwabe lead a tour of the Floating garden and discuss how we use food as a tool through which to understand the world.

Details

Their work straddles installation, performance, mapping and video in which the duo explore the intersections between visual arts, architecture and geo-politics.    They have looked at the Spanish real estate crisis through a paella cooking demonstration, explored the food network of colonial Britain through the politically charged historic recipe for Christmas pudding, and more recently explored Scotland’s invasive plant species by creating experimental ice cream flavours.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Bookings:

Boat tours are £8/£6 concessions and depart from Arnolfini, unless otherwise stated. Please book by calling Arnolfini box office on 0117 917 2300 or visit arnolfini.org.uk. All tours will be accompanied by a volunteer from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden who will be able to interpret the plants and provide information on the Ballast Seed Garden.

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A Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini.

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden:

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

 

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.