Nil By Mouth

A year long project exploring the intersection of food, sustainability, art, science and public engagement. The project included a month residency with an organic food producer and a series of workshops and residentials with scientists from the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research programme. Two new works were presented at the Scottish Parliament November 2014; The Museum of Future Food’ and Soilari‘. Public Plate was presented as part of the residency process.


Commission: Creative Scotland / Crichton Carbon Centre.

‘The Museum of Future Food’ :
Exhibits from a museum set in the future. The exhibits are accompanied by a museum catalogue and audio.
PDF of MFF Brochure
Audio links describing the exhibits :
https://soundcloud.com/jo-hodges/exhibit-1-share
https://soundcloud.com/jo-hodges/exhibit-2-flag
https://soundcloud.com/jo-hodges/exhibit-3-brush
https://soundcloud.com/jo-hodges/exhibit-4-broach
https://soundcloud.com/jo-hodges/exhibit-5-synth-food

For more information on the development of The Museums of the Future Now project see The Museums of the Future Now website.

Images of The Museum of Future Food and event invitation.

‘Soilari’ performance installation at the Scottish Parliament. For more information on the work and other iterations, link through HERE

Categories: 2015, Art/Science, Collaboration, Exhibition, Food, Installation, Interactive, Research, Strategy

Jo Hodges

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.