Artwork / Free Food Kit

On the face, the installation is a simple call for visitors to take seed into the community to be planted. Yet it also asks us to reconsider the links between ourselves and the food we eat, and the role and power of a seed.

Images from the Free Food Kit exhibition and installation process in Japan and Scotland
Images from the Free Food Kit exhibition and installation process in Japan and Scotland

An interactive installation which is built and exhibited in a gallery context, Free Food Kit considers the re-connection of people with their source — and cost — of food.

The Free Food Kit is a simple call, for visitors to put seed into handmade envelopes made from biodegradable plant fibers, then take them into the community to be planted. Yet it also asks us to reconsider the role of the simple seed, a source of life for humans, and also perhaps, a source of freedom depending on how you choose to view it.

Project Team and Partners

Conceived and produced by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang.

The Free Food Kit was originally created for the Eco Art Village Project at N3 Art Lab in Yamaguchi, Japan with the help of curator Nakano Yoshihisa.