A matter of Accessibility

Nowadays, the main agriculture system is based on monocultures. The Green Revolution set the bases of the technological investments needed for this system to proliferate. Nevertheless, the complexity of the system also requires the investment in not-so-visible aspects. Modern cultivation methods to increase crop production and rates have been materialised in genetically modified seeds that go hand in hand with the chemicals that potentiate or rather protect the designed seed. The same companies that produce GMOs produce and provide toxic chemicals that are banned in the European Union, but are exported, for instance, to other countries in South America. Once the chemicals have changed soya’s metabolism, it is imported back to the North, and used to feed cattle and then proceed to human food, in an infinity of shapes. Creating a loop where the metabolism of different beings is altered. The urgency to communicate the interconnection between modern agriculture methods, the policy of use, soil condition, and the effect on all living bodies is showcased through the relationship between a living soya plant and GMO technology. By singling out one unit of monoculture agriculture method, we translated our research on the narrative, and the invisible trajectories of pesticides.

In collaboration with:
Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen
Julia Urreaga Aizarna
Amalia Shem Tov