The Milking Parlour is an 18 month research and performance based piece exploring some of the values and relationships we hold towards our food and our farming history.
Once a greatly respected and revered food source, today milk is cheaper to buy than bottled water in UK supermarkets. Many small scale dairy farmers simply cannot afford to make ends meet as milk has become so cheap so cheap to buy. The Milking Parlour provides an opportunity to open up debate around some of the social and environmental repercussions behind our insatiable demand for cheap food.
In Spring 2016, Nessie Reid will construct a temporary milking parlour in Bristol city centre where she will live with Meadowsweet and Alisa (2 pure bread Guernsey cows) for 4 nights and 5 days.
This short film is an introduction into what The Milking Parlour Cape Farewell rural artist residency is all about. For more information about the project visit themilkingparlour.org
Directed and Produced by Nessie Reid
Filmed and Edited by Saskia Evans