WORK > 2023 > January Herbarium (Malvik Mix)

The January Herbarium (Malvik Mix) is a collection of images and stories about cultivating plant-based foodways and food futures for Norway. The plants were harvested in January at Stephen Barstow’s edimental forest garden in Malvik, Norway.



Explore each of the featured edible plants through audio descriptions. A selection can be found on this page, or listen to them all on SoundCloud >>>

The installation of audio, video and prints was created in collaboration with Stephen Barstow and shown at More Meat Less Meat – an art exhibition of alternative food futures and multi-species encounters exploring the theme of meat and climate change in Norway.
 



CREDITS

Thanks to Stephen Barstow for sharing his knowledge and passion with us and for inspiring growers around the world. Thanks to Bruce Sampson, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU for printing and technical support.

This artwork was first created during the MEATigation research grant (2020- 2024) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. MEATigation’s primary objective is: To explore how meat is embedded in Norwegian food practices and to identify ways to promote sustainable meat-use in Norway.



WHEN INSTALLATIONS BECOME EDIBLE

On April 30th, 2023 we worked with Stephen Barstow to update and unpack the Edimental Herbarium and he served a salad with 145 ingredients! A full list of the ingredients is here: