Sunlight, Soil & Shit
Ionat Zurr, Oron Catts in collaboration with Steve Berrick
5th–26th February 2021
Sunlight, Soil & Shit (De)Cycle (3SDC) is a contestable food systems project about Agricultural Technology. AgTech aims to automate and control food production, while non-standardised elements such as sunlight, soil and shit are removed in favour of artificial light, substrates and fertilisers. Bringing the farm to the lab and the lab to the farm, this project considers whether the means of production will grow ever distant from Nature. Will this metabolic rift be the precursor to open and sustainable food systems? In times of ecological crisis, there is a vital need for seriously playful artistic interventions into these fantasies of separating humans from Nature. By using aesthetics to intervene, sense and gain data about the different processes involved in food manufacturing we are allowing the public to consider their own relationship to food and technology. SymbioticA will present live data and video streamed live to the Community Garden website for the duration of the festival.
More info about Sunlight, Soil & Shit (De)Cycle (3SDC) here.