Yvette Brackman

Ingrid Book & Carina Hedén

Kristinn G. Harðarson

Geir Tore Holm

Suwan Laimanee

Charlotte Nilsen/ Feil Farge Produksjoner

Åsa Sonjasdotter

Field Work/ Nis Rømer & Lise Skou

YNKB in cooperation with Anja Franke/ InstantHERLEV institute

Elke Mohr & Ingeborg Lockemann with Cüneyt Varol

Schmuck2 e. V. with students of the jewelry department "Het Sieraad", Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam - Dovile Bernadisiute, Mio Fujimaki, Tamara Vierbergen, Jing He, Garam Jung, Laura Klinkenberg, Karoline Kvist, Giedre Lisauskaite, Veselina Popova, Bregje Sliepenbeck, Misato Unno and Eline Willemarck

Ulrike Solbrig

A Potato Perspective on
Crossings, Ideas and Matter
By artist Åsa Sonjasdotter with the help of the artist Nicolas Woche and in collaboration with the gardener Matze Wilkens, Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin, Germany 2011 onwards

A Potato Perspective on Crossings, Ideas and Matter is an investigation on ideology, power and knowledge in relation to breeding. The project consists of two parts; a presentation of different narrative suggestions on the ideology and epistemology of breeding and a potato breeding program within the framework of the mobile community garden Prinzessinnengärten in Berlin.

During the last century, human life conditions have more and more become politicized, thus also breeding. The potato plant has played a major role for the demographic and economic development in Europe during industrialism. For the breeding program, we use the system of so-called recurrent mass-selection, which is a rather marginalized method that does not require advanced scientific methods though it has a high potential for success. By using this technique, we wish to reflect on the circumstances that made it almost abandoned.

The breeding program is carried out by the artist, gardener Matze Wilkens and many volunteers at Prinzessinnengärten.

For more info: www.potatoperspective.org/page6/page6.html