Hannah Lees, Let Us Go Then, You And I, 2016 ( detail). Image courtesy the artist.

Hannah Lees
The Trees That Yield

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Saturday 2nd June - Sunday 3rd June
10:00—22:00
Cafe, Horsebridge Arts Centre

With film made in collaboration with Bakudapan

Visit at any point during café opening times.
The Trees that Yield menu is available weekends, 10:00 to 22:00 (last orders 21:30).

Hannah Lees is working closely with the Horsebridge café to transform the dining space and add delicious and adventurous plant based foods and drinks to the menu.

Lees’ broad artistic practice has led her to explore the ways that gathering to eat and drink can connect cultures and rituals from different times and places. She is particularly interested in how civilisations form and end around an ever-changing relationship between what is valued and what is discarded, and has frequently used food by-products to produce sculptures.

For this artist residency at the Horsebridge Café Lees is creating new dishes and drinks for the café menu, including:

Cashew, Buckwheat & Dried Shiitake Tart with Vegetable Pulp & Flax Crust;
Charcoal Spelt Tacos with Hibiscus, Cacao & Red Onion;
Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Pulp Cake;
Hibiscus, Rose & Beet Pulp Red Velvet Cake.

The menu applies inventive approaches such as fermentation and dehydration, creating vivid and nutritious snacks, sweets, tonic drinks, and light meals. Through these, the menu explores ‘root to fruit’ (waste-free) food preparation, native species and foraging; and authenticity in relation to migration of foods and customs.

As part of Lees’ project The Trees That Yield she travelled to Indonesia to take part in a British Council exchange residency with Bakudapan Food Study Group. Bakudapan is an interdisciplinary study group focusing on food and includes artists, designers and anthropologists. Their projects explore ingredients, cooking and food history, and use food as an instrument for discussing broad issues. Together, Lees and Bakupadan have explored how communities in different regions of the world address the urgent global question of food security. A video they have made in collaboration is on show in the café each day of the festival.

On Sunday 10 June there will be a special dinner and talk by the artist.
Click here to read more.

Thanks to the British Council, Jamie and Kellie at the Horsebridge Cafe, and Curve Coffee Roasters (whose coffee will be at the Horsebridge through WB2018).

Hannah Lees