Future Foods
by Gerard Ortín Castellví, 2021, 21''

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film   Presented at the 15th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 11th edition

Future Foods revolves around the relationship between technology, industry and ecology.  The images show the making of plastic food at the workshops of Replica LTD, one of the few UK based companies that still manufactures props for films, advertisements and displays. The perception of food, its appealingness and palatability through a constructed image, come into play when observing these hand-crafted manufacturing processes through a camera. A phone conversation with the CEO of a Finnish future foods' start-up introduces us to a cutting edge technology consisting of the production of Solein, a new protein generated from water, electricity and CO2 captured from the air. With Solein humanity could develop food with a reduced carbon footprint.

Gerard Ortín Castellví  (Barcelona, 1988) is an artist, filmmaker and researcher who lives and works in London. His work has been shown in: Whitechapel Gallery, London (2022), Seager Gallery, London (2019); Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2017); Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo (2014); Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo (2014). His works have been screened in international festivals, including: Visions du Réel, Nyon; Open City Film Festival, London; Cinéma du Réel, Paris; Hong Kong International Film Festival; Berlinale.


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