Carrageenan Wonderum presented a collection of images, archival folklore and made objects that endeavour to document the Carrageenan Ghost. The collection was compiled by current Art Space and Nature students Alex Hackett and Alix Villanueva, as part of Project Carrageenan. The curiosity cabinet explored and imagined the various transformations and apparitions of the Carrageenan Ghost, the substance carrageenan and of Chondrus crispus, the seaweed which contains it. The cabinet viewing was accompanied by ‘on the little rock’, a drink conceptualised by the artists evoking the taste of a shoreline.
Continuing research can be viewed at http://projectcarrageenan.tumblr.com, and the Carrageenan Wonderum will be travelling to Syn Festival at Out of the Blue, Leith, available to view from 9-22 March.