We, DATEAGLE ART (with ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ being interpreted accordingly) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. We operate our website (the “Site“). This policy applies to information held about all persons about whom DATEAGLE ART holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.


This Privacy Policy statement explains our data processing practices. By using our website or by providing any personal information to DATEAGLE ART, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this statement. This Privacy Policy also provides information on your legal rights in relation to your Personal Data.


Last Updated 9th June 2019





We collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) together with other applicable UK and EU laws that regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your Personal Data (together, ‘Data Protection Law’).





3.1 We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you use the Site or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail). This includes information you provide when registering to use the Site or sharing any data via our social media functions. The Personal Data about you that we collect and use includes the following:


(a) Your name;

(b) Your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, billing address and delivery address (if applicable);

(c) If applicable, your payment details/ financial data;

(d) Information from accounts you link to us (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);

(e) Information in relation to your purchase of our products in our shop or use of our services;

(f) Information about your personal preferences;

(g) Information related to your attendance of, and interest in, DATEAGLE ART’S exhibitions, events, artists, artworks, and services.


3.2 Please note that if you do not provide Personal Data when we ask for it, it may delay or prevent us from providing products or services to you.





4.1 We collect most of this Personal Data directly from you – in person, by email, telephone, post, through our social media, and via our website e.g. when you contact us with a query, make a purchase of any of our products or services, or ask that you are added to our mailing list. However we may also collect Personal Data from from articles or other information that has been published about you in the media.





5.1 Please ensure that any Personal Data you supply to us which relates to third party individuals is provided to us with their knowledge of our proposed use of their Personal Data.





6.1 Under Data Protection Law, we can only use your Personal Data if we have a proper reason for doing so e.g.:


(a) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

(b) For the performance of a contract between us or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

(c) For our legitimate interests or those of a third party (where we have a business or commercial reason to use your Personal Data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests, including ensuring the successful continuing our business operations, updating our client and contact records, improving our offerings, marketing our offerings and preventing fraud);

(d) Where you have given consent.


6.2 If we process sensitive data as referred to above we will only do this with your explicit consent; or, to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) in an emergency; or, where you have already publicised such information; or, where we need to use such sensitive data in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.


6.3 We may use your Personal Data for one or more of the following purposes:


(a) To fulfil requests, including providing products or services to you;

(b) Maintaining business operations, including updating client and visitor records, identifying areas for operational improvement, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control, getting to know you and your preferences in order to provide you with a more tailored service;

(c) Marketing, including adding you to our mailing list and providing you with direct marketing communications about what we are doing as well as products, services and/or events which may be of interest to you by post or phone. If required under applicable law, where we contact you by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels for direct marketing purposes, this will be subject to you providing your express consent. You can object or withdraw your consent to receiving direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at;

(d) To enforce and/or defend any of our legal claims or rights;

(e) For any other purpose required by applicable law, regulation, the order of any court or regulatory authority.





7.1 Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will only share your Personal Data as set out in this section 7, including sharing with:


(a) Third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, e.g. payment service providers and delivery and shipping companies;

(c) Other third parties we use to help us run our business;

(d) Third parties approved by you, e.g. social media accounts you choose to link your account with us to.


7.2 We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your Personal Data to provide services to us and to you.


7.3 We may also share personal information with external auditors in relation to the audit of our accounts, and we may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies without telling you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations if we are required by law to do so.


7.4 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


7.5 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other business entities – should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity.





8.1 A cookie is a text file that downloads small bits of information to your device.  Our website doesn’t uses cookies, however our Site may contain links to other websites who do, including via our social media buttons.


8.2 Our website may contain links to other websites of interests. While we try to link only to website that share our respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites, and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.





9.1 DATEAGLE ART only retains Personal Data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us, as is necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.


9.2 Personal Data we no longer need is securely disposed of and/or anonymised so you can no longer be identified from it.





10.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data sent to us (including Personal Data).





11.1 In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which you can request information about the Personal Data that we hold about you, what we use that Personal Data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information. Usually, we will have a month to respond to such a subject access request.


11.2 Under Data Protection Law you also have the following rights, which are exercisable by making a request to us in writing:


(a) To request access to or a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you;

(b) That we rectify Personal Data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete;

(c) That we erase your Personal Data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it;

(d) To object to any automated processing that we carry out in relation to your Personal Data;

(e) To object to our use of your Personal Data for direct marketing;

(f) To object and/or to restrict the use of your Personal Data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a legitimate reason for continuing to use it;

(g) That we transfer Personal Data to another party where the Personal Data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contact with you and is being carried out by automated means.


11.3 Any request from you for access to or a copy of your Personal Data must be in writing, and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.





We operate in accordance with current UK and EU data protection legislation. If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113 – see





13.1 Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change at any time. Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.





If you have any requests regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to make a further request relating to how we use your Personal Data as described above, please contact our Data Protection Manager by e-mail at

Cultivating Unseen Things

Culture, n.

1. The way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.

2.  Art, music, theatre, literature, etc.

3. Cells, tissues, organs, or organisms grown for scientific purposes, or the activity of breeding and keeping particular living things in order to get the substances they produce.

The air is full of unseen things. They float in the current from an open window, drift in eddies around a hand moved in lazy protest, appear occasionally, surprisingly, as tiny specks of light in a winter sunbeam. They settle on our skin, on our food, in our stomachs.


Many of these things are alive. Yeasts, moulds and bacteria bump into us, interact with us, at every moment. It’s a type of aliveness that doesn’t sit well with our usual conceptions; these living things lack the plant’s roots, the animal’s anatomy. In our day-to-day lives, they become visible to us only through their effects on other things.


Sourdough bread starts with the yeasts in the surrounding air that come to grow in the nutritious mixture of flour and warm water. Yogurt production uses a particular type of bacteria. Natural ciders are fermented by local airborne colonies.


These unseen things feast on sugars, multiply in the warmth, respire, excrete acids, materially change the substance of their feeding ground. A new culture is created.

Inês Neto dos Santos’ practice is concerned with culture in every sense of the word. In her kitchen-studio, she experiments with plants, recipes, light and heat to create edible art, cultures of bacteria and active yeasts. Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles; names that evoke the crunch and complexity of their subjects.



Together, from small ceramic dishes made by a collaborator, we ate sourdough bread spread with fermented-cream butter, salty and seasoned cabbage leaves, tangy apple sauerkraut, and long strips of pickled cucumber that recalled the mysterious inhabitants of an underwater world. We sipped fermented tea flavoured with peach and olive leaf. In the corner of the room, a slippery disc of bacteria sat silently in a jar, inert.

Many of Neto dos Santos’ food-based works function as site-specific pieces, where the resulting fermentations are the product of the airborne particles that are particular to the location in question, drawing attention to the unseen forces that shape our food, our bodies and our everyday lives.



In this context, fermentation offers a powerful metaphor for collaboration and community; cultures bacterial, artistic, and social. The metaphor is expanded through the artist’s wider practice and modes of working. She often collaborates on projects, for example with artists who contribute the apparatus of eating to a culinary experience, or who create a tablescape to draw out themes and ideas. Furthermore, through the shared activity of eating, Neto dos Santos actively creates a community and a platform for communication.



The jars of fermented foods act as metaphorical microcosms of Neto dos Santos’ practice, as well as commenting more widely on the concepts of collaboration and the cultural ways in which a community comes together.

The sharing of food and drink is the basis of most of the rituals that define our society; the table is the locus of communion, tensions, and plays for power, reconciliations. By drawing attention to how and why we eat and drink together, Inês Neto dos Santos forces us to consider the reasons behind our rituals, as well as where our food comes from and the processes it has gone through, from plant to plate.



Neto dos Santos’ food practice is mostly plant-based, using many techniques that have been in existence for thousands of years. Her work subtly draws attention to more sustainable food practices, prolonging the seasons in which we can eat certain vegetables through preservation rather than refrigeration or international shipments, and processing food without the use of gas or electricity, introducing a sustainable and almost carbon-neutral mode of ‘cooking’.



Her practice is ecologically aware in its recognition of the interconnections between mass-agriculture, global supply chains, local bacteria and – eventually – the food we put on our plates. It’s a network of cause and effect that is masked by conglomerate shopping experiences, plastic packaging, and the increasingly uniform appearance of fruit and vegetables.

What Inês Neto dos Santos offers is an eating escapade that is partially localised to an extreme degree, and that encourages a spreading awareness of the ecological and sociological issues connected to food consumption.



This awareness can be prompted by something as simple as a visual connection (dairy served in a ceramic oyster shell), or perhaps a surprising taste or texture. We ended with olive oil sorbet. It was light and refreshing with a creamy feel to it. I wondered about the oil; it’s history; where it had come from; what culture(s) had produced it. A new mode of eating opened new questions.


Words by Anna Souter


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