Cecilia Cruz is from Michoacán, a state on the Pacific Ocean to the southwest of Mexico. Cruz also took part in (The Great Exhibition of) The Works of Cash Crops, an installation and encounter convened by artist Rachel Pimm as part of General Ecology programme. On this occasion, Cruz will be, reading found poetry and stories exploring her and her family's social, political and geographic connection to Maíz.
Phaxsi Coca is a musician from Bolivia, celebrating the sounds of female energy with traditional Andean folklore and Latin American music. As part of the band WARMI, Coca works with original compositions to speak about the respect of Pachamama, Mother Earth, and the respect of women, children, love and life. For Coca, art and music hold a unique potential for expressing conscience, protest and love.
Building on the Radical Kitchen programme launched in 2017, this third season deepens our connections through food. The invited groups will meet with visitors over a picnic to discuss the ways in which they create sustainable projects and campaigns in their communities. Themes of care, solidarity and resilience run throughout the work of the groups, who tackle issues as diverse as food poverty, migration and community empowerment.