An installation produced for the finissage of Adventitious Encounters, curated by Huma Kabakci (Open Space Contemporary) and Anna Skladmann, at Whiteleys, London.
Sacred Elements is an edible installation: part-fictional, part-hopeful. An imagined forest of pickles, ferments, sprouts and sun-dries exploring food processes which rely essentially on time and the four elements (water, air, sun, earth). This edible work expands on century-old food techniques and their grounding, pre-digestive potential for empowerment, awareness and locality. Can food-making help us understand ourselves and Nature? How can it bring our bodies closer to the food we eat?
Sacred Elements is a site-specific, edible artwork, presented as an evening apperitivo. It will be made of pickled, fermented, cured and sun-dried foods of the season, along with handmade breads, butter and cheese. Guests are invited to wander in and around it, experiencing it through taste, smell and touch.
Photo credit: Carlotta Marangone