Culture Quest #2 - The fermentation station with Mihaela Vasiliu

On June 3rd and 4th, 2023, we invite you to participate in the Fermentation Station workshop, alongside Mihaela Vasiliu, where you will learn more about this fascinating world. You will understand the basic principles of fermentation and how it transforms food. In addition to the technical aspects, you will discover how this ancestral process has been used throughout history and how it has evolved to bring us benefits in modern times.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experiment hands-on. You will learn various techniques and simple fermentation recipes, how to combine different ingredients and flavors for delicious results. You will leave with new knowledge, inspiration, and practical skills that you can integrate into your everyday life.

The workshop is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 20. Participation is free, and registration can be done here.


Day 1
Time: 10 AM ~ Meeting at Indecis artist run (2 Coriolan Brediceanu Street, intercom 08, 1st floor, Liberty Square), where we get to know each other better
11 AM – 1 PM ~ Procuring fermentation supplies from the mobile market at Stadion
1 PM – 2 PM ~ Lunch together on the terrace of Indecis, siesta
2 PM – 5 PM ~ Introduction to the secrets of fermentation, studying bacteria and fungi / Workshop begins
5 PM ~ Farewell, see you the next day!

Day 2
Time: 10 AM ~ Meeting at Indecis artist run (2 Coriolan Brediceanu Street, intercom 08, 1st floor, Liberty Square)
10 AM – 1 PM ~ Workshop continuation, presentations, open discussions, starting the fermentation process for fruits/vegetables (pickling)
1 PM – 2 PM ~ Lunch together on the terrace of Indecis, siesta
2 PM – 5 PM ~ Jar labels & recipe pages, final impressions and suggestions, farewell!

Through my recent works, I strive to go beyond concepts and explore deeply the complexities of the world around us. In order to accomplish this, I draw upon the wisdom of plants and bacteria. Guided by the surrounding processes of fermentation, my goal is to share simple recipes as an alternative to the industrialization of food production and the exploitation of non-human entities. For me, fermentation signifies a connection to a slower rhythm of observing and experiencing life, while also practicing patience in the face of both external and internal processes. Creating time and space for observation and care is, to me, the fundamental act of resisting the chaotic rhythm of capitalism." - Mihaela Vasiliu

Mihaela Vasiliu, known by the pseudonym Chlorys, lives and works in Bucharest. She is a multimedia artist and musician. She studied Visual Arts at the Department of Dynamic Imaging and Photography at the Bucharest National University of Arts. A significant part of her activity revolves around the clubbing scene, where she works as a DJ and party promoter. She has performed music both locally in cities like Bucharest, Timișoara, and Cluj-Napoca, as well as internationally in cities such as Berlin, Stockholm, London, Lyon, Nantes, and Paris. She is part of the Queer Night family and was the resident artist for the Shape Platform edition in 2017. Since 2016, she has been a founding member of the Corp. platform, together with von Bülove and Admina, which is dedicated to supporting and promoting female and non-binary artists interested in electronic music and associated culture. Mihaela was a resident artist at Noods Radio for three years, hosting the show Alien Flora, and is now a resident artist at LYL Radio with her show Primordial Soup. Alongside Corp., she also hosts a radio show called Corpcast on the local radio station Black Rhino. Mihaela has exhibited her work at art galleries such as Suprainfinit Gallery, Anexa MNAC, Ivan Gallery, Rubik Space, Indecis Artist Run Space, Atelier35, and the Timișoara Art Biennial Art Encounters.

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

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