A Manifesto by Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen 10 rules for celebrating food

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Since 2005, Icelandic-Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio kitchen team, known as SOE Kitchen, have drawn inspiration from and celebrated the connections between human beings, local produce, food and the sun as a system of energy exchange. To them, food provides an ecology of giving, taking and sharing. SOE Kitchen’s manifesto is the labor of collective writing, thinking and doing. It marks Earth Day, 22 April 2024, with the question: how can we sculpt more caring relationships with Earth? Today, tomorrow and every day, starting now.

Icelandic-Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson is best known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art using natural and elemental materials like light and water. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. In 2003 he represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale and that same year created the installation The Weather Project, which has been described as “a milestone in contemporary art”, in the Tate Modern, London.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message. The artwork on this page was created by Basics09.