Through a series of workshops and an installation, Fermentation Madness aims to educate people on how to make safe and cheap fermented alcohol beverages, while democratizing the laboratory and liberating knowledge for a wider society.
During a similar previous project, I incorporated a sound installation that drew attention to the complexity of the distillation process, permitting the audience to listen to the sound of fermentation, as yeast transformed sugar into ethanol and CO2. The sounds generated depend on a multitude of variables within the production process, including temperature, sugar levels, the types of fruit being used, the quantity of yeast, light intensity and the size of the containers used.
At Khoj, I hope to further my work with fermentation processes, situating it in its local context and engaging local communities working towards an installation piece.
*You can read Julian’s Report here