CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones | Cooking Sections

14 – 24 September 2017

ATLAS Arts is working with Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) on a long-term project to look at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters.

The aim of the project is to explore how to diversify into ecological aquaculture practices, like seaweed or bivalve farming; promote the consumption of seaweeds and bivalves amongst local residents, restaurants and tourists, as animals and plants that purify the water by breathing; and monitor the improvement of water quality along the coast of the island.

Conceived by Cooking Sections, the first phase of the project – CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones, consists of an installation that reacts to the tides on the changing coast of Portree at Bayfield. Every day at low tide, from 14 – 24 September, the installation will be accessible to the public and will function as a dining table, with free tastings of recipes featuring seaweeds, oysters, clams and mussels. The installation will be activated by Cooking Sections in collaboration with local chefs, researchers, anthropologists, and residents of the island.

This project is supported by Outset Scotland and The Pebble Trust.


Photographs by Ruth Clark.