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A Fertile Ground

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Installation view © Fife Contemporary Art and Craft
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Comment after a talk with duck soup
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Discussion with Mike Small from the Fife Diet Project

Commission by Fife Contemporary Art and Craft, St Andrews Museum

A commission by Fife Contemporary Art and Craft as part of the HOTPOT [art, food and people] exhibition, curated by Tonia Lu.

All were welcome to come and sit round the table and share a bowl of soup as well as their ideas, feelings and questions about local food production. The soup was made from local produce – soup being a universal dish, simple and sustaining, the act of eating together a universal activity. The discussion was initiated by a speaker invited to each event and the soup complimented the discussion.

The table becomes a platform to raise questions about our relationship to food and its means of production, and the gallery a space for recording and sharing ideas with a wider public.

Throughout the exhibition the space remained set up as it was for the events and between events the gallery audience was invited to contribute to an ongoing conversation about local food production. ‘A Fertile Ground’ grew throughout the exhibition with documentation of each event gradually being added alongside a resource library and contributions from visitors.

Menu

Nicola and John Fletcher from the Seriously Good Venison Company and with duck soup and false moustaches.

Eva Schonveld from Transition Scotland with roasted garlic and potato soup.

Mike Small and from the Fife Diet Project with oatmeal soup.

Jane Stewart from the St Andrews Cheese Company with Celery, Apple and ‘Anster’ Cheese soup

Recipes available here http://a-fertile-ground.blogspot.com/