Tuesday June 13th, 4pm, SAE Greenhouse Lab (Häldeliweg 8044)
Join us at the amazing space of the SAE Greenhouse Lab for an afternoon of art-science exchange. We will discuss about loops, reciprocity, fungi and food in art and science projects with some of the artists of the exhibition and with scientists of the Sustainable Agroecosystems group in ETH and UNAM (Mexico). Organised in collaboration with SAE Greenhouse Lab of the Sustainable Agroecosystems group in ETH and Arvae.
Everyone is welcome! The talks will be followed by an Apéro.
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ALIMENTO investigates the act of nourishing and brings forward the topic of anthropophagy in order to explore food systems that are based on reciprocity/circularity with the earth, other humans and non-human entities, as well as to challenge extractivist, patriarchal, capitalist and colonial models.
Anthropophagy (the act of eating human flesh) is explored in this exhibition both in the biological and the metaphorical sense, with the intention of examining humans’ relation to nourishment and consequently to the earth. As an element, the earth —the soil, the ground— is the ultimate source of nourishment for most living beings on this planet. For centuries, however, western thought has considered the earth as a resource to be “used” by humans, as opposed to an entity with whom reciprocity must be practiced.
With the participation of artists Paloma Ayala, Kadija de Paula, Lívia Melzi, La Polinizadora, Mu, Pedro Zylbersztajn and scientists Dr. Tania Galindo Castañeda, Dr. Sandra Smith Aguilar and Dr. Benjamin Wilde.
In collaboration with SAE Greenhouse Lab of the Sustainable Agroecosystems group in ETH and Arvae.
ALIMENTO is the first of a series of 3 exhibitions entitled “Earth is the heaviest element” which addresses the need to de-construct and re-construct our relationship to the earth, other humans and non-human entities. It brings together the knowledge and practices of Latin American and Swiss artists and scientists, in order to suggest alternative ways of co-existing.ç
Curated by Adriana Domínguez