Cultivate 2019 – Show report, part 2

After the cookies were baked and the rants were ranted it was time to tear down and relocate to the projection site.

From 9 to midnight I manipulated field recordings taken from various locations around the island – including recordings of the Quinsam, a trip to the grocery store, and a trio of pileated woodpeckers foraging in my yard.

The audio was accompanied by video generated by a Jitter patch I wrote. The patch takes the audio and uses it to generate colour information and deform some simple geometry.

Cultivate 2019 Show Report, part 1

The debut of an episodic, semi extemporaneous anarchist cooking program:

Every Cookie Is A Tiny Fist  Raised Against the Dismal  Edifice of Babylon

  • 144 Cookies
  • secret knowledge
  • Bhakti Anarcho-Pragmatism
  • Love & Rage
  • a clean kitchen

The performance ran 5 times over the course of the afternoon to crowds of various sizes. Everyone enjoyed the cookies – maybe the anarchism will catch on as well.

the Cinnamon Clinamen Liberty Biscuit (a cookie for all occasions)

  • 100g coconut oil
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 200 g whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chai spice

The baking itself was done on a barbecue. A few bricks under the cookie tray keeps the cookies in a flow of hot air and undermines the brute banality of the systems which would deprive us of a nuanced incarnation.

But I can love it one cookie at a time.
  1. cream together warm oil and brown sugar
  2. add egg
  3. mix dry ingredients
  4. gradually add dry to wet
  5. form cookies
  6. cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on barbecue
  7. while the cookies bake, chant the mantra of king shark

My Name Is Trixie. I Like To Party.

Cultivate

So this is a thing:

Actually two things.

I’ll be barbecueing cookies (probably vegan cookies) and processing the sounds of cookie production, accompanied by brief musical interludes and some little chats about love and rage and memetic contagion.

On Saturday evening we will gather in the shining place and chant the mantra of King Shark.

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