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Nil by Mouth: food, farms, science and sustainability

Deadline: September 23, 2013, 6:00 pm

Nil by Mouth: food, farms, science and sustainability
Monday 23rd September 2013 at 18:00

Food production contributes 30% of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. 30% of the world's population is malnourished and another 30% is obese. Food production uses 70% of the world's fresh water and 40% of the world's land. Developed countries waste 30%-40% of food. There are no win-win situations, only trade-offs.

The Crichton Carbon Centre has secured Creative Scotland funding to deliver a talent development programme for four creative professionals working in any artforms which will promote professional development, connectivity and support ambition. Wide Open, with its extensive expertise in working with artists, is collaborating with the Crichton Carbon Centre, in its capacity as a research and educational centre for environmental science and sustainability, to curate this programme.

The Nil by Mouth programme is a unique opportunity for four artists to research and express current science associated with food production through workshops and knowledge exchange. In parallel artists will undertake two short residencies on farms or in food producing communities. In developing this programme it seems only appropriate to start with soil as a counterpoint to the statistics noted above. The programme lasts approximately 6 months. The research will culminate in a group exhibition, event or performance.

Please download the full brief for further details.

For further information, please contact [email protected] (Chris Fremantle), or visit http://www.wide-open.net/opportunities.

Click here to download the Artist's Brief.(229 KB)