8 - 10 April 2022
How to be Organic? A Spring Gathering
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Gabe Beckhurst Feijoo and Samuel Leuenberger
Fernando García-Dory (INLAND)
Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė
Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute (Camp Solong)
Patrick Mudekereza & Farid Rakun (ruangrupa)
Sergio Rojas Chaves
The Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills
Yann, Gabriella and I are greatly looking forward to your contribution to How to be organic? A Spring Gathering, taking place across 8–10 April, and to welcoming you to Country SALTS in Bennwil.
This event marks the first iteration of a year-long program that takes inspiration from seasonal shifts that provide the calendars for rural ways of life––from planting and rearing to harvest and extended daylight hours––as well as for artistic and cultural engagement, from studio time to touring exhibitions that gather momentum during summer months. While these activities occur under the same firmament they can often feel worlds apart. Over the course of the gathering, we hope to explore some of the ways in which the rural is not just an outpost but a centre of diverse creative practices.
Opportunities to come together seem far and few between these days and we have been contemplating what kind of traces our event will leave at Country SALTS and how these traces might influence or shape future gatherings.
With this in mind, we invite you to consider one of the following that could be shared ahead of your visit or brought with you to the gathering:
*** A book, pamphlet or some reading material that has informed your contribution. If you would consider gifting your own copy to the library, we would gladly receive this and reimburse you. The more dog-eared or annotated the better! ***
*** A photo that reflects where you are situated or standing ***
*** A plant or some seeds for sowing or planting out in the garden ***
*** A reflection on one of these questions:
– What does organic mean to you?
– Where do we go from here?
– ….How can the worlds of art and husbandry be more connected?
With gratitude and anticipation,
SL, YCT and GBF