A series of participatory food labs exploring if it’s possible to create a healthy doughnut. Participants made doughnuts from a choice of recipes and compared the results to a shop bought doughnut. The hands on labs raised awareness of health, exercise and the ingredients contained in ready bought food.
Lab designer: Jo Hodges. Lab technician: Alison Roberts. Supported by Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund.
Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.
Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.
She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.