testing ground for art & ecology
25 May 2024

Mock Wild Picnic #01

Genomic Gastronomy

Mock Wild Picnic #01: MVP x FFF
12.00-15.00 at the Orangerie

The MOCK WILD Picnic series takes two very different visions of the future of food and sticks them in a blender to see what happens.

Join us on May 25, 2024 at Zone2Source in the Amstelpark for the very first Mock Wild Picnic, where we will be tasting a combination of food forest ingredients and alternative proteins.

Register ahead of time here to reserve your picnic basket for 2-5 eaters, which you can pick up at the Orangerie and enjoy anywhere in the Amstelpark. Tell us how many eaters to pack the picnic basket for (2-5) when you register and make a €2 deposit secure your basket before they run out.

All the recipes will be created by the MVP x FFF Food Computer, an AI-assisted thinking and tinkering tool for harmonizing the rhythms and culinary possibilities of Minimum Viable Proteins (MVPs) and Food Forest Flavours (FFFs).

If you don’t register for a picnic basket ahead of time, or you don’t want to eat, just stop by the Orangerie where you can: Test the MVP x FFF food computer and view the MOCK WILD video and textile installation.

About the artists: The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led think tank launched in 2010 by Cathrine Kramer (NO) and Zack Denfeld (US). They present their research on the organisms and environments manipulated by human food cultures in the form of public lectures, research publications, meals and exhibitions. The Center has been published in Science, Nature and Gastronomica and exhibited at the World Health Organization, Kew Gardens, V&A Museum, Science Gallery, MU, V2_ and others.