Future DiverCities

“Temporary Museum: Microscopic Power of Food Practices” by GaraGara Artist Initiative

"Latent City": Online project presentation 12.11.2020 29.11.2020


Temporary Museum: Microscopic Power of Food Practices (TM:MPFP)
GaraGara Artist Initiative
Installation, DIY audio generator from fruit, and workshops

See the digital presentation of the installation here.

Can artistic methods be used to critically engage with present day behaviours around eating and consumption? GaraGara Artist Initiative will change the exhibition space at Bergen Kjøtt into a lab / installation with the principles; Do It Yourself (DIY) and Do It With Others (DIWO). Due to Covid-19, this will happen through two live streamed workshops with GaraGara at Bergen Kjøtt. Together participants will create the installation with fruit as the main ingredient.

TM:MPFP is an artistic speculation on food practices in relation to health, politics, culture and society. Food-biopolitics questions how the agency of food relates to genes, cell fragments, proteins, enzymes, bacteria and fungi and in a larger context to contemporary politics. GaraGara explores ideas related to food-biopolitics on a local and international scale. 

PLEASE NOTE that the workshops have been postponed due to current covid-19 restriction in Bergen.

Workshop: DIY Food Audio Generator (CANCELLED)
Date: Saturday 14 November
Time: 12.00
Sign up: Each workshop has a maximum of 10 participants. Email producer@bek.no if you want to join. No expertise is needed.

DIY Food Audio Generator will draw further attention to our dealings with resources. The workshop will provide electronic kits so that every participant can build their own audio generator that will be fed by the collected fruits and vegetables. The project will use overripe fruit and vegetables that are usually sorted out and deemed unsaleable for aesthetic reasons.

Workshop: Extracting Food DNA (CANCELLED)
Date: Sunday 15 November 
Time: 12.00
Sign up: Each workshop has a maximum of 10 participants. Email producer@bek.no if you want to join. It is free and no expertise is needed.

GaraGara invites the public to join in this playful workshop! Since DNA is the blueprint for life, every living thing contains DNA. Participants in this workshop will discover the microscopic things living inside the food they regularly consume by using simple techniques and imagery.

GaraGara Artist Initiative was founded in Jakarta, Indonesia. They work inter-multi-disciplinarily implementing the principles of open source culture and bringing art to the praxis of life. This is manifested through artistic research and production, which they do imaginatively, speculatively, and experimentally. Their practices range from curatorial work to performance and media art. With a focus on ideas related to socio-politics and environmental issues, GaraGara highlights the intersection of art and technology in our daily lives on a regional and global scale. The installation at Bergen Kjøtt is made by three of the GaraGara initiative: The initiative consists of Abi Rama Rahmady, Mohamad Haryo Hutomo and Mochamad Hasrul Indrabakti.

Latent City

Latent City presents artistic productions dealing with the city’s hidden stories. Seen through the lens of artistic observation, hidden stories, latent infrastructures and questions of digital presence and of power and democracy in our cities, meet in an exhibition that takes place over three weeks. The Latent City is the city that awaits, the one that is about to unfold, our common future city. 

Several of the art projects are financed or commissioned by BEK, while others are existing works presented in new formats. A video program will be on show throughout the project period and there will be an extensive program of talks and performances. Please read more about the project and the programme here.