SAMBAL WORKSHOP – Make your own chili paste
You can see several people at a table making chili paste.
Sat, Aug 05, 2023 6:00pm-6:30pm / 6:45pm-7:15pm / 7:30pm-8:00pm, Workshop

Language: English

Offered by: SEDEKAH BENIH (Vincent Rumahloine, Reksi Muhammad Sidik) & CHILIVIELFALT (Alexander Hicks).

The chili-paste Sambal is an important part of the food tradition in Indonesia. There are different types of sambals in every region, and almost every family has their own type of sambal. Sambal is a very personal and customizable thing. One important thing is that sambal is not only about spicy taste but also about a combination of several flavors that can be combined according to taste. In this workshop, we will learn together with the artist Vincent Rumahloine and his team member Reksi Muhamed Sidik from the community project »Sedekah Benih« in Bandung, Indonesia, to make the simplest sambal together using chilis that are grown in Germany, and then we can start exploring other flavors that can be added. In addition, together with chili expert Alexander Hicks, we will learn about the types of chilies we will provide from the origins, level of spiciness, and characteristics. 

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The project »Sedekah Benih« is part of the artistic-scientific collaboration project »Driving the Human. Seven Prototypes for Eco-Social Renewal«, which is on display in three parts at ZKM from June 17 – November 26, 2023.

»Driving the Human« is a project lead by the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Forecast Berlin, the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design (HfG), and ZKM | Karlsruhe.


The project »Driving the Human« is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection.


Program funder