â€œGrow_Abilityâ€ is an interdisciplinary art exhibition that explores issues of â€œfood as energyâ€. The exhibition features three installations. Super Meal by the Swedish artist Erik SjÃ¶din draws attention to the aquatic plant Azolla â€“ one of the worlds fastest growing plants, which is a rich source of nutrients, yet unexplored as food. Folk Pharmacy by several Latvian artists and culture researchers, is an artistic interpretation of the use of indoor and wild plants as food and folk medicine.
The project Talk to Me is the most recent project by RIXC â€“ an online interface through which one can talk to plants via the Internet, examining the old assumption that plants which had been talked to grow better. Talk to plants here.
For more information visit: renewable.rixc.lv.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)