There ain’t no party like a Polytunnel Party!
Saturday 16 November 2013, 6—10pm
From inside a specially constructed polytunnel, Art World think-tank, BAZ, will introduce you to the burgeoning national artist-led home-brewing scene via a beer and food tasting session. Building on this ‘Do-It-Yourself’ trend, BAZ hope to inspire a return to the free beer and food they remember from the art openings of their youth.
Via the magical conduit of alcohol, BAZ will take you on a ‘dérive’ through a selection of Britain’s artist-led spaces and major institutions. New taste and flavour combinations will be noted and potential strategic partnerships recorded for future generations of bewildered arts graduates to benefit from.
Well-Done is a programme of commissions in which Rhubaba invited Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, BAZ and Tom Varley to each host a meal during the winter months of 2013. The meal, its structure and the potential act of hosting, is intended as a starting point for the artists to each develop new work (be that an event, an evening of eating and talking or something else entirely).
Ale: Dougie G IPA (Hitchcock Pale)
History: Brewed to an ancient recipe (1986) that was created when a Douglas Gordon sock accidentally fell into a boiling saucepan of water and started to ferment.
Drinking Process: To be drunk to the chant ‘HUO GAGO, HUO GAGO, HUO GAGO! He lives in Berlin, he makes films about Sin. Douglas Gordin , Douglas Gordin…’
Taste / Flavour: Salty, Technician’s Vest.
Ale ‘de-rive’: Imagine your mouth is a launderette with several fully functioning washing machines and tumble dryers. Swill the ale 20 – 25 times around one’s mouth, swallow half, spit the remainder towards your neighbour (left hand side, never the right).