Taste The Unknown Landscape is an urban expedition and multi-sensory taste experience in which De Onkruidenier, in collaboration with French food designer Céline Pelcé, challenges the visitor to train for a salty future. What do we feel, taste and experience when we expose ourselves to the taste of foam from the sea?
This taste experience by artist collective Onkruidenier is part of the SWEAT–SWEET Travelogue project; a research into freshwater and salt in our bodies and in the landscape in which research and fieldwork into ecological transformation due to climate change, salinization and soil subsidence are central.
How do we experience the landscape when we leave the pace of economic times behind us and reshape ourselves to the rhythm of ebb and flow? Can we live in harmony with the plants and organisms in the marine ecosystem again?
In addition to this program, Teresa van Dongen will talk about her research into materials and nutrients that can contribute to the reduction of CO2 in our atmosphere. Which edible crops naturally excel in their CO2 absorption and what kind of nutrients are being developed in laboratories that can absorb large amounts of CO2? And how do you like that, a CO2 negative taste experience?
The expedition starts in the Tolhuistuin and takes us through the Amsterdam-North district, along the banks of the IJ as well to end at Sexyland World, which currently houses at a newborn location on dike of the IJ lake, right next to the Meeuwenlaan.
Taste the Unknown Lanscape is part of The Unknown Mine Zone program and exhibition series that reflect on the finiteness of raw materials and the access to viable alternatives. By offering a platform to artists and designers to experiment with other forms of mineral extraction and design new modes of accretion to strengthen existing raw materials and mineral supplies. Besides the in-house exhibition (running til 3 Sept), Transnatural has partnered up with Nieuw Dakota, Oerol Festival and the program ends at EYE filmmuseum with a performance by artist Johan Grimonprez on 29 August.
Dates: Friday 30 and Saturday 31 Juli 2021
Time: 13.30h – 16.30h
Location: Tolhuistuin & Sexyland World Address: Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
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Get your tickets here: € 12,50 (includes special food tasting, storytelling, music + fantastic atmosphere).