Recent research has shown that common mealworms can biodegrade Styrofoam. Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl explores how this new discovery might influence how we will live with or without plastics in the future. How does composting intervene in the temporality and materiality of plastics? What potential transformations, issues, relations and resources could emerge through composting plastics?
A prototype for composting plastics in a domestic setting is exhibited in the gallery space. During the exhibition common mealworms will transform disposable Styrofoam products such as containers for takeaway food and protection for shipping goods, into materials that could be used as soil.
Worms at the Table
On March 4th Zeenath Hasan will engage with another potential resource related to the specific configuration of composting plastics exhibited in the gallery space: common mealworms as a food source for humans.
Where: Petra Lilja Design Gallery, Malmö
Opening: February 21st, 1-4 pm
Worms at the table: Discussion and tasting menu: March 4th, 5-7 pm. Limited space, to participate in the event register by e-mail to email@example.com + firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1st.
Exhibition: February 21st - March 6th, Sundays Noon-4 pm
Local collaborators: Petra Lilja Design Gallery and Zeenath Hasan.