Castlemaine State Festival in collaboration with Taipei Arts Festival presents


Chun-liang Liu and Long Distance Collective as part of Asia TOPA
Participatory Performance  ·  Taiwan / Australia

After very successful work-in-progress seasons at the Castlemaine State Festival 2019 and Taipei Arts Festival 2019 performance artist Chun-liang Liu will return to Castlemaine to complete her Food Concert project with a final instalment, Fermenting: Listen.

The practice of fermentation is a key element for human survival that predates modern technology.

Across cultures, fermentation is used to extend the shelf-life of food and enhance the flavours we prize, and further refinements have resulted in some of the world’s most coveted culinary delights. The process is still fairly common in Taiwanese households, with recipes passed on from one generation to the next.

Fermenting: Listen
 is the research project of Chun-Liang Liu, creative director of Taiwan’s Long Distance Collective. Through food, it proposes to ‘listen’ to the relations between human beings and the world by focusing on a series of actions that preserve, transform and catalyse, all activities related to fermentation.

Fermentation is a process that produces lively sounds. Observing this phenomenon, the participants of Fermenting: Listen embark on a visceral dialogue with human life, memory and time, and experience transformation, waiting and decay.

Fermenting: Listen will take us on an immersive journey that ‘listens’ to human relationships through foods and the practice of fermentation.

Friday 6 March 2020, 8pm
Saturday 7 March 2020, 8pm
Sunday 8 March 2020, 2:30pm & 8pm
Duration 65 minutes

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Tea Rooms

TICKETS: $25 click here.

Numbers for this event are strictly limited, so get in early!

Suitable for ages 12+
Warning: Allergy warning pertaining to fruit, yeast and fermented or pickled products.