Emerge Festival 19th November, 2022
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Welcome to Museum of Futures: Food for Thought. In this participatory exhibition you are invited to explore your relationship to one of the most complex and influential aspects of our life - what we eat.
What we eat, how we eat it, and even how we eat, are heavily influenced by our values, our cultural paradigm and our worldviews. In this exhibition we are exploring the link between what, how and why we eat and the dynamics of capitalism.
So you may have been to museums before but this exhibition is a little bit different. While most museum exhibitions present you with a story or history of the events of the past, this exhibition asks what ‘future history’ do you prefer, which ‘future history’ is probable - and how will you, and the people at this event have a role in authoring it?
You are invited to touch, taste, smell and see your way through this exhibition in three parts.
Part 1: How will our food system change?
The first exhibits ask you to choose which future history you think is preferable and which future history you think is probable. Leave your thoughts on each exhibit.
Part 2: How will we change?
The second exhibits turn the lens on you, asking you to question your own perceptions of time, other people, nature and your place in the web of life.
Part 3: What role do we play?
Lastly you are invited to join us for a seat at the table to ‘hack the exhibition’ co-authoring a new future for the exhibit of your choosing. We will be holding hacking sessions on the hour.
Begin your journey
Curators: Claire Marshall and Mel Rumble
Gallery Manager: Charlotte Barker
Advisors: Deb Turnball-Tillman and Fenella Kernebone
Grant support officer: Anne Laidlaw
Finance support from: Peter Gates
In your hands
Sculpture by Nadya E. Anderson
Narrative by Nadya E. Anderson, Claire Marshall and the Sydney Wildlife Rescue volunteers.
What do People do all day?
Illustration by Rocco Fazzari
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Rocco Fazzari and the New Economy Network Australia.
Thanks to Lisa Ryman at Momento Books
Sculpture by Guy Fredericks
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Guy Fredericks and the Studio A artists.
Movable sculpture by Jeff McCann
Narrative by Jeff McCann, Claire Marshall and the Rainbow Families Community
You only get to die once
Mixed Media by Paul Brown and Linda Dement
Narrative by Paul Brown, Linda Dement, Barb Daveson, Mel Rumble, Claire Marshall and the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration team.
Thanks to Dr Carmine Gentile, Sruthy Gnanachselvam and Wafa Al Shamery of UTS School of Biomedical Engineering for printing Hydrogel patch.
3D heart model by Dr Marco Vettorello, printed by ProtoSpace at UTS
I Dance I Live
Photography by Orion Mitchell
Narrative by Orion Mitchell, Claire Marshall and the Sydney Art Galleries and artists community.
Ghosts of Coal Past
Sculpture by Louis Pratt
Narrative by Claire Marshall , Louis Pratt and the Green Ups Community.
Interactive installation by Annie McKinnon
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Annie McKinnon and the DirtGirl World Community.
Sculpture by Jasmine Craciun
Narrative by Jasmine Craciun, Claire Marshall and the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence.