Thursday 29.10. 14.00
Friday 30.10. 14.00
Saturday 31.10. 10.00
Sunday 1.11. 12.00
Starting point: K-market Pihlajalaakso | Poukamankatu 6
Encountering taste is a field excursion to a wild water source close to the city center, followed by a culinary water tasting session and discussions.
Water is extremely reactive. Its composition changes when it comes in contact with gasses in the atmosphere, the humus, soil and human-made structures. “Drinking water” is affected by natural materials such as gravel through which rainwater passes before becoming groundwater. It is equally affected by artificial materials such as plastic pipes and chemical treatments through which it passes before being delivered to homes.
The taste of water is a documentation of the encounters that the water has with different minerals and materials.
In Finland, drinking water is an asset which is possible to find in the soil and in a good quality in the tap.
The performance aims to heighten the participants’ skills in identifying subtle tastes resulting from water’s reaction to modern habitats. By developing water tasting skills and learning hydro-sommelier practices, the participants will experience the city through its taste. Tasting can be considered as a geological or technological analysis of the site. Participants will also have an opportunity to experiment with synthetic mineral waters using natural and artificial mineral samples.
Safe festival experience
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