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.
From health professionals to foodies to artists, a room filled with ecologically open-minded individuals gathered at Evolution House to talk about what exactly art, food, and sustainability have to do with each other.
The discussion kicked off the Final Straw exhibition by ASN student Patrick Lydon, and his partner Suhee Kang. The exhibition contains in-progress works from the duo’s research and filming about natural farming in Japan and Korea over the past few years. It will be on display in TENT Gallery at Edinburgh College of Art through Friday, 29 November.
We’re very thankful for the participation of Final Straw panelists, Dr. Emily Brady (Professor of Environmental Philosophy at University of Edinburgh), Mike Small (Director of Fife Diet, Europe’s largest local food project), and Ben Twist (Director of Creative Carbon Scotland). Also, a special thank you to our panel chair Chris Fremantle, who lead the panel through largely uncharted territory last night, as three professionals from varied backgrounds came together for the first time to talk about sustainability and our re-connection with the natural world.
Visit www.finalstraw.org for more information and content on the show!
A Few Photos from the show:
Visitors at the Final Straw exhibition opening
Chris Fremantle speaks with Dr. Emily Brady and Ben Twist during the panel discussion
Mike Small speaks to the audience