2014 - 2015
With Santa Fe Art Institute, Moving Arts Española
& Española Farmers Market
Coming out of a residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Till is a project that explores food justice issues in Española, New Mexico. Bringing together the varied definitions of “till” as the cultivation of land, a truncation of “until”, and a cash register, this project sought to explore current environmental, political, and economic realities and future possibilities for traditional agriculture. With the support of community leaders engaged in the Northern New Mexico Food Hub, the local farmers market and youth arts programming in Española and the Santa Fe Art Institute, Till built upon current local efforts to address the food system. Taking up the storefront of an empty Ford building on the historic main street of Española, and the future site of the Hunter Arts and Agricultural Centre, Till transformed this provisional site into a platform for a series of dinners and dialogues that will brought people together together around the most pressing issues facing agriculture in the region.
This project was made possible with support from the BC Arts Council.