As a source of invention and geo-political conflict, the power and influence of food on the world should not be underestimated. That’s why Nottingham’s Near Now gallery is launching a collaborative commission and six-month residency programme, Internet of Growing Things, for two selected UK-based applicants -working across art, design, writing, ecology, technology and beyond -to develop new work based on “food and future-agriculture”.
Applications close November 11 and the commission aims to analogise these systems of food production and industrial agriculture as part of a complex network of “animals, vegetables, minerals and other unclassifiable typologies”. In recognising the significance of this basic human need, this is a part of Near Now’s ongoing exploration into art, design, technology, food cultures and natural systems.
See the Near Now website for more details.