CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones 14 – 24 September 2017

Set on the intertidal zone at Bayfield, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones explores the environmental effects of aquaculture and reacts to the changing shores of Portree. Each day at low tide, the installation emerges above the sea and functions as a dining table, with free tastings of recipes featuring ocean purifiers: seaweeds, oysters, clams and mussels. At high tide, the installation works as an underwater oyster table. During ten days in September, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones was activated by Cooking Sections in collaboration with local stakeholders, residents, politicians and researchers. Over breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to the tides), performative meals feature a series of CLIMAVORE ingredients that respond to the environmental challenges of Scottish waters.

Cooking Sections teamed up with restaurants and food establishments across the island to incorporate CLIMAVORE dishes in their menus, featuring seaweeds and bivalves. A food truck, bakery, cafes, and fine dining restaurants offer a range of plates and items which can contribute to cleaning Skye’s waters through their natural growth. These animals and plants purify the water by breathing, and can also help monitor the improvement of water quality along the coast of the island.