Project Carrageenan

[in collaboration with Alix Villanueva]

Project Carrageenan is an interdisciplinary research project investigating the substance Carrageenan, and the seaweed Carrageen from which it has been traditionally derived. The seaweed Carrageen is embedded within a fading oral folk culture that informs us of its traditional use in cooking and as a medicine to cure several ailments.

Project Carrageenan overlays the past, present and imagined future by following the assemblage within which Carrageen and the human co-exist, focusing on the culinary, the industrial, the medicinal, the technological and the economic.

Presentations:

'Postcards from the Anthropocene' University of Edinburgh

2017

'Cuimhne', An Lanntair, Stornoway

2018

Exhibits:

 

'Carrageen Apparatus' Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

2018

'Carrageen Wonderum'

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith and 

Edinburgh Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art

2017

E407 [dining event]

Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

2017

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