During the cold dark nights of winter, the Castlemaine Art Museum façade will be illuminated with video from the summer and autumnal days at Gung Hoe Growers and the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op, from 6pm every night.
Agri-Cultures is a commissioned video work by local artist Zoe Scoglio in dialogue with local small-scale farmers Gung Hoe growers in response to the theme ‘Industry’.
Focusing on the manual labours and tactile relations, this is a visual portrait of the daily regenerative wholistic practices and emergent cultures at the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op.
As a volunteer at Gung Hoe Growers, this commission was an opportunity for Zoe Scoglio to enter more deeply into conversation and to further learn from and attend to the practices of daily care-full cultivation.
Scoglio witnessed their regenerative, reciprocal and wholistic approach, and the continuum between caring for the cultures within our guts, within the soils and within our social spheres.
This work attends to the metabolic flows of energy between stomach and soil, that nourish life in both a material and immaterial way. It also considers the workers and the community who produce the food to include the sun, rain and micro-biomes.
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