Bringing in the Harvest
16th November, 2022
Introducing the second edition of 'Sheaf': Josiah Meldrum, on agroecological culture that reflects the mycelial nature of the Earth, the soil and ourselves
Starting as a series edited by Charlotte Du Cann, Dark Kitchen has become an ongoing exploration of the culture of food in times of fall. We travel through different kingdoms and terrains, sharpening our appetites and cooking knives, in the company of artists, filmmakers, writers and activists.
It starts from an awareness of the industrial food system, with its whirlygig of distribution centres and trucks thundering down our roads, but seeks to go deeper, to enter into a different relationship with the creatures and plants and people that sustain us. ‘What do you do,’ asks Charlotte, ‘as an artist, as a storytelling human being, knowing that every time you venture out with a shopping basket, you return with blood on your hands?’