Everyone is invited to join us for lunch and the performative book launch of ‘Upcycle this Book’ by Gavin Wade. Take a seat on ‘The Five K’s’, enjoy delicious food and talk about eating, living together and upcycling. Jasleen will be serving freshly cooked food from 1–2pm.
Upcycle This Book collects for the first time the writings of Gavin Wade (artist-curator and Director of Eastside Projects) and explores a practice that he refers to as ‘upcycling’, a process of stealing, copying, recycling, using other texts and artworks, and responding to existing conditions. The author says ‘Don’t make art by yourself. Make it with, from and for others. Read this if you are an artist, an artist-curator, a curator, a revolutionary, a designer, an architect, an art-lover, an art-hater, a Frank Ocean fan, a typographer, a teacher, a constructivist or a comprehensivist.’
Jasleen Kaur presents ‘The Five K’s’, a reconfigured version of the five items commanded to be worn by Sikhs in 1699 and the first stage in her development of a system for cooking and eating en masse. Reading, eating and shouting will take place on five large carpets depicting the original K’s, Kesh/Hair, Kanga/Comb, Kirpan/Sword, Kara/Bangle, Kachera/Underwear, accompanied by house rules for good eating practice. The Five K’s carpets will be used to sit on and eat food cooked by Jasleen as she develops the project further with local industrial pot manufacturers Hansraj and Rani from JMS Cookware, Hockley.