honey wine tasting performance and artist book
beeswax vessels, various fermented honey wines containing: symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (jun), honey, black tea, rose water, ash of ancient persian text, bitrex, pomegranate seeds, frankincense oil, grass from my grandmothers grave, dates, white sage, apples, a bulb of garlic, sprouts, hyacinth, sea buckthorn, saffron, a trace of sulfur and charcoal
Ancestral cultures, through care and kinship, always impure are kept alive in the bodies that carry them. A Persian-futurism is enacted through this ritual of ingestion, multispecies collectives, and ingredients potent with symbolic meaning. These fermented honey-wines entangle these complex histories and relations, of interdependence, colonization, diaspora, death, preservation, renewal and joy. May we celebrate the porosity of bodies and boundaries together during this gathering.