Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the world through food, using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics.
CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones (2018)
Cooking Sections presents a new version of their lecture-performance, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones (2018) which focuses on sea pollution by fish farms and the cultural construction of “Scottish Salmon”, looking specifically into the case of the Isle of Skye. Commissioned by Atlas Arts, the project investigates the detrimental effects of salmon farming and explores alternative ecological imaginaries. The resulting installation consisted of an “oyster table”—home for 1,000 common oysters on the tidal zone filtering thousands of liters of water daily at high tide. As the structure emerged out of the water at low tide, it served as a dining table for humans, where performative lectures, public workshops and tastings allowed participants to discuss alternative aqua-cultures. The project is evolving into an installation on the island titled the CLIMAVORE Station (scheduled to open 2020).
Watch an excerpt of this performance here (from 03:07).
Read a conversation between the duo and Aaron Cezar, conducted in advance of the November programme, on My Art Guides.