Agrikultura is an exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.
Some of the questions we wish to address with the project include:
What is our present relationship to the land?
How can we augment and redefine our cultural and emotional connection to a nature that we have over-extended?
How can we re-engage with a nature we have pushed ever further from our lives?
Together, we will re-imagine our cities: artists, farmers, and citizens will work together to develop new ideas and answers to food security. Our vision is to create a unique experience, that will be beautiful, and that will engage our audiences in meaningful ways to think about practical roles we might play in imagining the future of our food systems, in expansive, sustainable, and delightful ways.
We will commission artworks that imagine sustainable solutions to food in cities. We will explore permacultural solutions – systems of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or utilizing patterns and features of local ecosystems. We explore solutions for a sustainable, attractive, livable city. Artworks will act, in a metaphorical sense, like the architectural follies of historic English Gardens, where memories, musings, and philosophical thoughts are embedded in the landscape.
Each weekend the curators will conduct tours of the projects, artists will engage the public in workshops and performances, and a special augmented reality App will be created for individual visits.
Artists will create installations, land art projects, performances, mobile kitchens, formal and informal gatherings that will take place in Hyllie’s fields and in public spaces. Invited artists will work with local communities to build projects, and prepare meals.