Cherry Truluck // NEAR: BOWER

// The Festival of Looking //

About the Artist:

Cherry Truluck’s practice has moved through architecture, cyberformance, theatre design, art directing, live art and professional cheffing – it still holds onto to something from all of these. Truluck’s recent work is cross-disciplinary and examines the juncture of domestic space and performance through the lens of feminism and food.

Since moving to the Kent coast in 2014, she has begun to work with food to explore communal domesticity, creating pop-up dinners for 20-30 diners in her front room and making architectural models out of food. This work particularly focuses on the idea of home as local/site and tests new methodologies for claiming space including foraging for food and collaborating with local food producers.

Truluck is an associate artist forLAStheatre and has previously collaborated with Alberta Jones, as Lucky Bert, on performance design and curatorial projects. Her career as a theatre designer and art director has spanned 15 years, encompassing award-nominated designs and international recognition. She studied at Central Saint Martins (2000), The Bartlett UCL (2003) and Wimbledon College of Art (2007).

Project Summary // *stay tuned for more info about the meals*

NEAR: BOWER is a moment of intersection, an architecture of coincidence, a node in a constellation. A geographical link between two people from opposite sides of the tracks pinpoints an apparently random location for breaking bread along the abandoned railway- the potential for communion between two strangers at an imaginary industrial-scale community dinner table.

"Residents who live within the community that the Folkestone Harbour Branch Line passes through are invited to meet their neighbours from the other side of the tracks in one-on-one interactions with shared food. The meals will take place, by appointment, with dates tbc. Participants and other community members were invited to come together for a communal cocktail party and discussion at 5pm at the Urban Room on Sunday 30th June, which introduced her project."

"Boozing in the name of phytoremediation"


1 April 2019

MagiC Carpets // 2019
Progress Agency