Protocols and Recipes

Cultural_Capital includes recipes and protocols for participation that mark the parameters of the project and which provide a means through which curators and guests are able to ‘care for’ the sourdough without our being there to oversee the process. The work includes protocols for hosting an event and documenting the process, as well as recipes for making bread.

As glorious ninth we have devised, enacted and performed a number of ‘everyday performances’ such as preparing a love potion (love_potion 2005); collectively welcoming the change of season from summer to winter (November, 2006) and growing flowers throughout the year as a ritual of mourning (Tending, 2004). In all of these works, attention was given to finding ways to make the parameters of the performances ‘portable’ through the use of protocol as a medium. In this way everyday performances can be enacted, installed and performed by curators and guests in private residences, work-spaces, gardens, communal spaces and galleries. Guests and curators choose whether to, how to, and which aspects of their performances to document and share with others. Protocol, then, is a medium through which the parameters, rhythm and dynamic of the everyday performance are distributed.


To care for Cultural Capital contact Kate Southworth or Patrick Simons at

Curators' Documentation
26th February 2010 Ana Carvalho cared for the sour-dough starter in Portugal. and distributed the starter at an event which also celebrated 500 short stories written by Bronte Sisters on the blog(spot) Latido de Cachorro more    
1st December 2009 curator Zoe Shearman, Relational, Bristol cared for the sough dough starter during installation week of Arnolfini's Craftivism exhibition. (more...)  
19th September 2009 the sour dough starter was cared for by Ben Hyde at his bakery Trois Petits Pains in St Julien de Jonzy, France. (more....)  
During August 2009 Cultural Capital was part of ISEA2009 The Exhibition curated by Kathy Rae Huffman. (more....)   Kathy Rae Huffman
25th June 2009 Heather Lovelady and Laura Wild held an event with the community of Somewhere Else, Liverpool. (more....)  
28th May 2009 Joasia Krysa and
Geoff Cox
(KURATOR) distributed the starter at THE INFECTED SEMINAR. (more....)

May 15th 2009 Caroline Broadhurst organised lunch with her old colleagues on Friday and distributed the starter to them. (more....)


April 30th 2009 Alice Ladenburg distributed the starter at an event to celebrate her birthday. (more....)


April 14 2009 Michelle Kasprzak distributed the sour-dough at a dinner which was held to welcome Stelarc to Edinburgh. (more....)


3rd April 2009 Sarah Cook distributed the sour-dough starter on her journey to Edinburgh. (more....)


March 24th 2009 Beryl Graham distributed the sour-dough at an AHRC Research Training event on Digital Media/Curating. (more....)