CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones

New arts project CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones will launch in Portree, Isle of Skye 

Bayfield, Portree, Isle of Skye
Running from September 14 – 24

ATLAS Arts, based on the island of Skye in the Hebrides, is bringing a new and highly innovative food arts showcase to Portree, titled CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones – working in partnership with Cooking Sections internationally acclaimed artists Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe this autumn.

Based on the coast at Bayfield, Portree, the first phase of the work of CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones will explore the environmental effects of aquaculture and will consist of an interactive installation that will react with the tides on the changing coastline of Portree.

The long-term aim of the Cooking Sections project is to look at forms of eating, that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters. Climavore: On Tidal Zones promotes the consumption of seaweeds* and bivalves*among local residents, restaurants, and tourists. 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.

Climavore: On Tidal Zones

Each day at low tide, the installation will reappear above the water line and will function as a dining table, with free tastings of recipes featuring seaweeds, oysters, clams and mussels. Over the opening weekend, the installation will be activated by Cooking Sections in collaboration with local chefs, researchers, anthropologists, and residents of the island to share their experience with their audience.

Over the opening weekend September 15 – 17, the installation will form the central element between Cooking Sections and local chefs, researchers, anthropologists, and residents of the island.

There will also be a full public programme including a series of free talks, film screenings, foraging walks, collaborations with other local venues and tours along the coastline of Skye.