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.
Further information on the whole project : https://www.creativecarbonscotland.com/resource/cultureshift-nil-mouth-culture-sustainable-food-production/
Commission: Creative Scotland / Crichton Carbon Centre.
The Museum of Future Food
5 exhibits from a museum set in the future. The exhibits were accompanied by a museum catalogue and audio.
Link to PDF of MFF Brochure
Audio links describing the exhibits :
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 future soil therapies
‘Soilari Future Soil Therapies‘ is an interactive performance installation developed in collaboration with Prof. Lorna Dawson at The Hutton Institute, Aberdeen. It considers the importance of microorganisms in soil by using a speculative extrapolation of current research. A ‘therapist’ from the Soilari Soil Therapies company from 30 years in the future invites passers by to a free soil therapy relaxation session and explains the concept and procedure. They are made comfortable and breathe in a flow of air that passes over the soil hidden within the ‘therapy units’. At the same time they listen to a field recording from the location where the soil was ‘harvested’. Back in the present, they are asked to answer some questions about their current relationship with and understanding of soil including when they last came into contact with soil and ideas for how soil could have more cultural importance.
For more information on the work and other iterations, link through HERE