Ferment

Arts+Ecology Festival

What is Cyfest14: Ferment Festival?

Cyfest-14: Ferment (17-26 September) examines the theme of fermentation through the dual lenses of art and ecology. Through art installations, workshops and talks, we will be exploring the metamorphoses that fermentation represents.

Ferment is a collaboration with Cyfest, the biggest digital art festival in Eastern Europe, formed by Cyland, a Russian artists’ collective. The festival began in St Petersburg in 2007 and explores new forms of art and high technology interactions, exposing audiences to works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art. We are thrilled to host this new edition in the beautiful Devon countryside, which offers itself as a stark contrast to the artworks.

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EVENTS

Friday 17 September

opening night: bizarre rituals

We open the festival with an evening of free live music on the Great Lawn outside the White Hart, courtesy of local party crew Bizarre Rituals.

The team at Crock and Cole will also be on hand selling food that includes some of their famous ferments, including Ogleshield cheese and kimchi toasties on Hylsten sourdough.

6.30-9pm

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Walking Tour of Ferment Installations

Join our Cyland artists for a walking tour of their installations exploring the process of fermentation using technology in innovative and experimental ways.

7.30-8pm

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Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

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saturday 18 September

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Making

Join us for this family friendly sauerkraut and kimchi making workshop at the Dartington Farmer’s Market. Learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from start to finish and have a tasty product to take home at the end!

10/11/12am, all 40 mins

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Walking Tour of Ferment Installations

Join our Cyland artists for a walking tour of their installations exploring the process of fermentation using technology in innovative and experimental ways.
10am-11.30am / 3-4.30pm

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Artist's Union

In this drop-in workshop, robots and humans collaborate to make watercolor paintings based on the horticulture of the Dartington estate.

10am-12pm / 1-3pm

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WORKSHOPS: Collaborating with cultures

Make your own cider vinegar, see the wonder of kombucha making up close, or watch a demo on the science of fermentation.

11am-3pm

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performance: Subjectivization of Sound

Using digital and analog sound the artists in this performance fill the surrounding space with sound airwaves. The event will use synthesizers, electronic devices and computer programs to interact with the environment.
11am-1pm

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Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

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sunday 19 September

Milled Dartington Grain: Make your own pasta and noodles

At this fun and hands-on workshop you will make various pastas and noodles using grain milled by course tutor Andrew Gilhespy, founder of Fresh Flour Company.

10am / 11am / 12 noon

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black atlantic dj collective

One for all the family: join us for some great tunes courtesy of DJ Yoda, Jason Singh, Chris Hall, Keiko Yamamoto and Ru D using the power of soul, funk, jazz and global beats to provide feelgood vibes. 

 

1-6pm

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Brewing as a Means of Self-Expression

Microbreweries and home-brewers are able to express themselves by creating their own unique brews. In this workshop we will use local ingredients to brew a beer based on the Saison Style also called the “beer of haymakers”.

1-2pm

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Garum and Miso Masterclass

In this masterclass you will discover the wonder of garum sauce and miso paste. Using local ingredients, you will rediscover ancient techniques of fermentation from various parts of the world and discover an entirely new taste spectrum.
3-4pm

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Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

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monday 20 September

A Short Film About Ice

A Short Film About Ice is a film-poem documenting the journey of a cinematographer through the fragile landscapes of the Arctic. It is the major research artefact from PhD candidate Adam Laity, working at the University of the West of England and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training. 

8-8.30pm

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TALK: The Magic of Fermentation

In this talk, Sandor Katz, award-winning fermentation expert, will be in conversation with Schumacher Head Gardener Colum Pawson. Together they will explore the myriad ways fermentation impacts our lives, from our physical health to our soil health.

8-9.30pm

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Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

Download flyer & map >

tuesday 21 – friday 24 September

Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

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SATURDAY 25 September

Symphony for 2 Bicycles

A unique, pedal-powered performance! In this piece, the cadence of sound is generated by the speed at which the cyclist pedals. How the “symphony” is performed depends on who is turning the pedals. Watch the artists perform their symphony and hear them discuss their work afterwards.

3.30-5pm

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FILM: Anthropocene - The Human Epoch

Exposing the earth’s fractured state, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch offers a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the earth.

5-6.30pm

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Art installations

There will be FREE experimental art installations dotted around the estate for the full ten days of the festival – a map will be available in the Welcome Centre to show where they are and offer some background on each piece.
All day

Download flyer & map >

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