This opportunity comes from Arts and Science Collaborations Inc. The deadline for the opportunity is May 22nd 2016.
“SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: FOOD“ will document artworks that reflect on the topic of FOOD from all angles: from the historical record to the elite haute-cuisine of today’s “molecular gastronomy”; as a physical material for making or inspiring art, or a performance medium for creating community. We are seeking 2D images of original art executed in any media.
The negative effects of climate change (rising sea levels and global temperatures, droughts, flooding, and extreme weather events) are challenging the sustainability and wisdom of our current agriculture and meat production systems. FOOD has become the central focus of an urgent global debate on how to feed our planet’s projected 9-billion people by 2050 (World Health Organization) without increasing our greenhouse gas footprint.
We are increasingly aware of where our food comes from, how it is produced, and how it gets from farm to table. We judiciously read labels sleuthing for GMO ingredients, we try to “buy local” to reduce transportation greenhouse gases, and if we can afford it, we buy organic to reduce exposure to toxic fertilizers and pesticides, some of which are known carcinogens. We even adjusted to bringing reusable shopping bags to the market to reduce single-use plastics pollution.
Since FOOD is on the frontlines of our future sustainability, we want to see what artists are thinking about and creating in the face of this new complexity. What are the artistic reactions to the science of food security and safety, nutrition, food health disorders or obsessions, edible front yards, eating insects, or even to the recent technological innovation of “printing” a personalized 3D meal on a plate, or growing furniture (and future houses) out of mushrooms!
Clive Adams, an esteemed art curator and Founder/Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) at Schumacher College in Devon, UK
Dr. Marti Crouch, a consulting science expert focusing on the relationships between biotechnology, agriculture, and the environment for nonprofit public interest groups.
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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