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Food Art Film Festival

Taking Root

Sat 7 October 2023

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English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

A pair of hands reaches towards yellow flowers in lush grass.

Asli Hatipoğlu / credit Rita Couto

As society becomes increasingly fragmented, the gathering, preparing, and sharing of food has the power to root us deeply in relation with others both human and non-human. The 2023 edition of Food Art Film Festival takes up the themes of intimacy, connection, and community building, as explored by culinary artists living in Glasgow and the Netherlands including Sean Wai Keung, Marente van der Valk, Asli Hatipoğlu and Suzanne Bernhardt. Together these multidisciplinary creatives trace the cultural and historical influences of dishes, explore how food processes can produce intimate modes of connection with the land and one’s own body, and share how roots can be cultivated through community recipe sharing.


Gather in the CCA Common Ground from 11am for welcome tea / coffee

PART 1: GRASS & GRAIN (11.30am – 1.30pm CCA Cinema)

Welcome Introduction
Cove Park & Jan van Eyck Academie Food Lab

Film Screening
Digesting Emotions, Fermenting Consciousness, Aslı Hatipoğlu, 2020, 30 mins

Artist Sharing
Aslı Hatipoğlu

Film Screening
Feeding Fields & Moving Meadows, Suzanne Bernhardt (NL), 2023, 3 mins

Artist Talk
Suzanne Bernhardt

Audience Q&A

LUNCH (1.30pm - 3 pm CCA Common Ground)

A pre-boxed vegan dining experience gleaned from the landscape of Cove Park presented by culinary artist and chef Marente van der Valk

PART 2: COMMUNITY ROOTS (3pm – 5pm, CCA Cinema)

Welcome Back

Film Screening
A Spoonfull of Chat, Alia Mobarik in collaboration with MILK Café Glasgow, 2023, 24 mins
Introduced by curator Fan Zhao

Artist Talk
Sean Wai Keung

In Conversation / Audience Q&A
Marente van der Valk, Alia Mobarik, MILK Café Glasgow, Sean Wai Keung

DRINKS & MASSAGE PARLOUR EXPERIENCE (5 – 6pm, CCA Common Ground & Terrace)
End of day drinks in CCA Courtyard, plus an interactive installation presented by Aslı Hatipoğlu where, alongside her bacterial and yeast collaborators, she invites people into a massage parlour that mixes the receiving and giving of touch, with the brewing of a collective fermented drink.


Presented by Sean Wai Keung in collaboration with Soul Food Sisters

Food provided by Soul Food Sisters

  • Vegan stew with sweet potatoes, green beans and spinach served with rice and bread (vegan/gluten free)

  • Couscous salad with mixed vegetables (vegan)

  • selection of sweets and fruits

Potluck Offerings

  • Wood-ear and Okra Salad (Sean Wai Keung)

  • Char Siew - chicken version (Wing Hong Elderly Centre)

    Sean Wai Keung is a poet, performance-maker and foodie, his project Dish of the Week is part of the CCA Annex residencies. To see the recipe and learn more, visit CCA Annex.

Generously supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK and Mondriaan Funds.




Event Type


Talks & Events



Across CCA


11:00am — 6:00pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available