Luca Francesconi presented solo exhibition Snake, Rice, Food Outlets at London’s Jupiter Woods, which ran from March 11 to April 2, 2016.
The Millan- and Paris-based artist was invited by the gallery in conjunction with their programme exploring ideas around care, cultivation and sustainability, and was accompanied by an event called ‘Attune/Harmonic Receptivity‘ by Standart Thinking in collaboration with sound therapist Marco Florio. Francesconi’s work included a site-specific installation, sculpture and painting to explore what the accompanying text, written by Francesconi calls “network of interdependent situations” where at the end of the food chain is land and human, with the supermarket at the centre:
“Now the species are over. There are only monocultures. Endless agricultural monocultures, embracing the entire planet as a long, uninterrupted snake; a belt of carbohydrates that suffocate our world and our organs.”**