Cherry Truluck Somerset, United Kingdom
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Cherry Truluck is an artist, Doctoral Researcher and Creative Director of Custom Food Lab. Her work explores collective food experiences and dreams of the Commons, through socially engaged food/art projects.

Cherry Truluck is an artist, Doctoral Researcher and Creative Director of Custom Food Lab. Her work explores collective food experiences and dreams of the Commons, through socially engaged food/art projects. She lives and works out of Frome (Somerset) and Folkestone (Kent), UK. Through her own work and with Custom Food Lab, she seeks to rethink ecological strategies for commensality and sharing space. She does this through participatory art interventions, curatorial projects and research, creating sensory and site-specific eating experiences. Her poetic narratives of the journey from ground to gut unpick the concept of ‘local’. Her work is multi-disciplinary, strongly visual and often collaborative.

Recent work by Cherry includes: "Festive Feast", a curated meal for Gaia Art Foundation, "Grief Pie" for Yuvel Soria's Ajayu Transitorio (Dance City Newcastle); “A Meal in 6 Landscapes”, a communal feast commissioned by Delfina Foundation, London for the launch of their publication The Politics of Food; “Mouthfeel [and the Toothache Disco]”, a multisensory eating experience that is part of ongoing exploration into the sensation of touch inside the mouth, created at Custom Folkestone with DJ Feralchild. Through Custom Food Lab she has led a series of popular Community Feasts, each in collaboration with a local artist of a different nationality (so far covering Eritrea, Brazil and Zimbabwe) and bringing local people together to experience the breadth of culture and food within their own community. In 2019, Cherry was a commissioned artist for Creative Europe Platform Magic Carpets, creating Near:Bower, a project connecting people from isolated communities through the experience of a poetic landscape of locally foraged food and drink.

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