The Groundnut. From 2011 to 2016 Duval ran a food project with Folayemi Brown and Jacob Fodio Todd, The Groundnut. The project explored the identity of the the three friends who have heritage from England, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South-Sudan. This exploration led to bi-monthly dinners in temporary and improvised spaces in South-London. Other highlights included workshops at the Albany theatre in Deptford, an interactive installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, talks at The Southbank Centre and pop-up dinners at Le Bal cafe, Paris. After 3 years of many dinners with a diverse audience, workshops and periods of travel around Europe, West-Africa and East-Africa they created ‘The Groundnut Cookbook’ which was published by Penguin in the summer of 2015 and later published in the USA by Ecco, Harper Collins as ‘Foods from across Africa’.
Carrying Colour. Following time living in Sierra Leone learning traditional fabric weaving Duval started the brand Carrying Colour (CC). CC explores colour both in the sense of chromatics and identity, themes that unify Duval’s practice. These projects are released in the form of an evolving clothing range, photography, publications and lifestyle products. CC can be seen as the outlet for Duval’s creations and has recently formed an independent record label through the release of Duval’s third album ‘Sen Am’ which is available now.
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