Bridge Perspective Collage
This proposal balances ecology and economics through food. A desire for specific food items, specifically crane eggs, is created through hyper sensorial spaces in which human senses are disrupted and re-attuned to the different rhythms of the surrounding landscape and animals, prepping the mind, body, and palette for something it’s not accustomed to eating. This manufactured desire, in turn, creates an economic demand to farm an animal which has ecological demands, specifically wetland habitats. The wetland created in response performs vital ecological functions in the local Newburgh watershed. The wetland with its embedded sensorial spaces asserts the economic, material, and gastronomic interdependency between humans and non-humans while pushing us to see new possibilities within the environment.