On show now at Delfina

Nick Laessing, Plant Orbiter, 2017. galeriepcp Paris. Photo Margot Montigny.

As part of our current Politics of Food season, Nick Laessing‘s new edition of Plant Orbiter is currently on display in Delfina Foundation’s reception.

The auto-rotating hydroponic food production system seeks to test a theory by NASA that growing plants in anti-gravity conditions can increase plant growth and yield.

Planted during a public workshop at Delfina Foundation on Tuesday 4 May, the project engages with questions surrounding the future of urban food production and the role of technology in self-sufficiency.

The Plant Orbiter can be viewed at Delfina Foundation until 22 June, when it will be moved to the V&A for the Great Exhibition Road Festival.