Aug 5, 2021

Performance — Meech Boakye, Wild Fermentation: Communal Hydration Ritual

Thursday, August 5 | 6—6:30 PM EST
Online via Instagram Live
FREE (no registration required) 

In their performance, Meech Boakye will process and ferment various foraged and locally grown herbs, flowers, fruit and raw honey in a glass vessel topped off with tap water. Performed as a ritual, they will perform the process on an Instagram livestream and explain to participants how wild yeasts present on organic produce and in the air work together with a sugary food source to ferment into a nourishing drink, perfect for peak summer heat. In the second session, they will present the bottling process, allowing airtight bottles to build effervescence and create a naturally bubbly soda, having given the ingredients time to ferment, meld together and flavour the brew. 

This event was presented as part of Vector Festival 2021.


Meech Boakye is a visual artist engaging with ancestral practices of foraging, growing, preparing, and preserving food as rituals of care and remediation. As armatures for healing from extractive landscapes, works exist in a mutable archive, slowly digesting in stomachs and decomposing in piles of hot compost. Photographs and moving-image works document these processes, conduits for cyborgian and occult influences, their form embracing the strangeness of cyberspace through imitation and manipulation.


Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival was founded in 2013 as the “Vector Game Art & New Media Festival” by an independent group of artists and curators: Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, kris kim, and Katie Micak, who were later joined by Diana Poulsen and Martin Zeilinger.

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