Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution


Artist Andrew Gryf Paterson is artist in residence at cultural centre SODAS 2123.

Everyday kitchen practices have long cultural heritage traditions, and combined with experimental DIY and networked Do-It-With-Others, contemporary bioart and hybrid artists contribute to a long history of inspiration in relation to food, such as the Eat Art movement from the 1960s onwards.

Over the past 5 years, Paterson has been exploring the idea of ‘kitchen lab’ as a blend of home and professional experimental workspace including fermentation, dehydration, edible paper-making, cooking and composting practices in the context of contemporary maker arts.
For the residency at Sodas2123, Paterson wishes to open up a new branch of experiments with a weekly ‘deep fry club’ that connects Scottish, Finnish, Lithuanian & Baltic-Slavic cultural/culinary traditions and food science around fats and frying, with practices of archiving and memory-making. The crisp encapsulation of vegetables or other items in batter after being dropped in hot oil will hopefully tease out spoken and unspoken delicacies about heat, transformation, bodies, artefacts and the act of remembering or forgetting.
During the residency period Paterson will work towards a document of process for broadcast on Rasos radio and organize open workshops. He will also participate in the Artistic research congress at Vilnius Art Academy.
Period16 Aug 202116 Oct 2022
VisitingLithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association
Degree of RecognitionInternational