Gayle Chong Kwan – At the Crossroads: Microclimate Sensory Banquet at Under Her Eye
Saturday 2nd June
British Library Piazza Marquee, London, UK
Presented in the British Library Piazza Marquee, artist Gayle Chong Kwan hosted a very special multi-course banquet where guests were invited to taste locally produced food, sip bespoke cocktails, explore sensory rituals and enjoy a range of creative activities.
Inspired by Chong Kwan’s research into the politics of food at the British Library and the historic role played by the site of King’s Cross in UK consumption habits, Chong Kwan asked the banquet guests to place themselves ‘at the crossroads’ of our food and lifestyle choices. The banquet explored the urgent turning point we find ourselves – as a culture, country and species – as we consider how our individual and collective decisions around food are impacting on climate change and the health of future generations.
The event was organised in partnership with the King’s Cross Skip Garden & Kitchen and Seedlip.
Gayle Chong Kwan – ‘Microclimate Sensory Family Workshops’
Saturday 2nd June, British Library Piazza Marquee
Free family activity sessions including a series of plant-based workshops, performances and immersive rituals exploring our relationship with food and our environment.
Part of ‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change.’
Image: Gayle Chong Kwan, Microclimate Sensory Banquet, 2018 at Under Her Eye. Photo credit Angela Dennis, courtesy of Invisible Dust.