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Sour Things: The Workshop

3 March 2024

1:30 pm

One-day hybrid workshop led by Mirna Bamieh

  • March 3, 2024, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Room 223, VCUarts Qatar
  • Upon Registration Only

The leader of the workshop will be remote – all participants will be present in Doha.

The workshop explores the process of active listening in the frame-world of fermentation. How we can attune ourselves to practices of care, and expand our awareness of the self, by reflecting on certain questions around fermentation as a metaphor; the bodies of the participants in relation to the body of the jar, and how time plays on both.

The workshop begins with a viewing of “To Jar”, a 20 min film by Mirna Bamieh. Its introspective nature becomes a tone guide for the workshop. This is followed by a group fermentation workshop of a lemon and spice-based ferment. During the workshop, there will be a group listening session of “Sour Cities”, a sound piece collaboration with Isaac Sulivan, and based on a text “When life gives you lemons over and over again” by Mirna Bamieh. This is the soundscape for Sour Things: The Pantry, currently on view at Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands.

At the end of the workshop, the group will share some small bites that transform when adding the fresh lemon recipe prepared together, before it starts its fermentation journey, in the jars that each one of the participants will take home with them.

The workshop is repeated on March 4, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.


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