Post by Ballroom Marfa on Jul 23, 2018 16:41:22 GMT -6
Hyperlocal Ecologies Summer Programs Inspired by Ballroom's Current Exhibition Hyperobjects
MINERAL: Free Exposure Soil Tasting – that's right, soil tasting – with artist and ecologist Nance Klehm. Friday, August 24 6pm - 7:30pm The Capri, Marfa, TX Free | Enrollment is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 432.729.3600 to register.
Also known as geophagia, the practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk has a deep history and is practiced by various cultures around the world. For this program Klehm will collect soil from various locations around Marfa and guide participants through a tasting, explaining what minerals and biological processes cause the different 'notes' and flavors.
As part of Ballroom’s current exhibition, Hyperobjects, Klehm dug holes in Ballroom’s courtyard: burrowing, creating heaps, analyzing soil, cataloging detritus, and giving visitors an opportunity to be physically immersed in earth. After the soil tasting, Klehm will share her experience working in Marfa and her work on land politics and soil health. More Info