Gut Gardening

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Gut Gardening is a collaborative project between Alanna Lynch, and Vanessa Lorenzo in collaboration with Rachel Aronoff under the umbrella of their Utopiana residency Utopiana and the DIY science crowd ofHackuarium.

It is an artistic research on the human–more-than-human (gut microbiome, bacteria, fermentation techniques, etc) networks.

This page is work-in-progress. It is a living documentation of the project that gets regularly updated.

What

EN - This collaboration aims at three goals:

  • To analize our gut microbiome, compare, make microbiology and genomic tests.
  • To built a set of cultures a care, monitorize, interact with them (eat, observe, incubate, share, trac our diet and performance, repeat).
  • To compose a common probiotic garden with kombucha, kefir, etc.


Project Description (2000 characters)

work-in-progress


Who is involved?

  • Rachel Aronoff
  • Alannna Lynch
  • Vanessa Lorenzo
  • you?


When

  • 01.03.19 - 19.04.19

Diet & Incubation

  • Cultures on the 12.03.19
    • What we eat 24 hers before
      • Alanna, sample from 11.03.19 + 24hrs. fridge:
        • Breakfast: Oats with milk kefir, yogurt and flax seeds (grains de lin, etc), raisins. Sunflower seeds.
        • Lunch: Red lentils, with garlic, curry powder, brocoli and red pepper. Plus olive oil, apple-cider vinegar and kimchi. Rice cakes. Sunflower seeds.
        • Dinner: Red lentils, with garlic, curry powder, brocoli and red pepper. Plus olive oil, apple-cider vinegar and kimchi. Rice cakes. Sunflower seeds.


      • Vanessa sample from 12.03.19:
        • Breakfast: Hotmilk (cow) with fat free cacao powder and cornflakes
        • Lunch: Carrot, potato, onion, (salt) puré with bread.
        • Snack: Banana with bread
        • Dinner: Lamb's lettuce (rampon) with clementine, oninon, olive oil, chestnut oil, salt, modena vinegar, with fried green pepper (padrón)