A hybrid artist talk + lacto-fermentation workshop with GRAFT collective.
The format of this talk is a hybrid presentation and workshop. If you choose, we invite you to keep your hands and senses busy while we share our work by joining us in preparing a jar of lacto-fermented vegetables. This will require:
GRAFT is an art and curatorial collective composed of Jessica Chao, Jazmyn Crosby, Beth Hansen, Cecilia McKinnon, and Danny Crouch. GRAFT formed in late 2014 within the DIY arts and music scene in Albuquerque, NM, where the collective maintained an exhibition and project space from 2015-2018. The collective currently exists long distance between Montréal, Philadelphia, Louisville, and Albuquerque. The name GRAFT signals the group’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, hybrid practices, and eclectic approaches to sources, form, and material. Themes approached by past projects relate to intimacy in public and personal spaces, distortion of time and memory, collective relationships and shared identity, and capitalist spectacle in cultural production, explored through strategies including installation, sculpture, sound, video, and performance. GRAFT were Fulcrum Fund recipients in 2017, and have shared projects and events at Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Vox Populi, Tricklock Performance Laboratory, Meow Wolf, Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, SOMOS ABQ Festival, and more.