Syncrasy is a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. E-Numbers V2.0 by Sneha Solanki, a series of works that explore the unacknowledged microbes within the food system, is one of three exhibitions presented at Summerhall, for the 2021 Science Festival, by artists working across the fields of art, science and technology.
Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and Science
Read more about Syncrasy here
E-Numbers V2.0: Meadows Gallery
Images courtesy of Sneha Solanki
Probing the habitats of the ‘un-natural‘, Sneha Solanki presents a new and expanding rendition of the ‘E-Number’ food additive system. Focusing on the emerging changes taking shape in our food landscape, this ‘version 2.0’ includes only micro-organisms that have been intentionally and genetically altered, created or re-programmed to produce flavours, aromas, colours, preservatives and nutrition as food additives.
Consisting of bacteria, fungi (yeasts & molds), algae and viruses, the project collates references, micro-organisms and the results of their activity as additives, explored in the exhibition as a ‘Micro Food Library’.
View Sneha’s online Micro Food Library here
Sneha Solanki Artist Talk
When: Saturday 26th June, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Tickets: FREE, donations welcome, booking essential
Audience: Ages 14+
Focusing on the emerging changes taking shape in our food landscape, join artist Sneha Solanki for a talk on her E-Numbers V2.0 project, a new classification for food additives created by a novel variety of micro-organisms that have been intentionally altered, created or re-programmed to produce flavours, aromas, colours, preservatives and nutrition as food additives. Currently showing at Summerhall Galleries, the E-NUMBERS v2.0 exhibition draws together microorganisms, additives made by the microorganisms and reference information with a new classification format in the form of a ‘micro food library’. The library is also an open resource to borrow, deposit and reference from.