Seed Cabinet

Katerie Gladdys


Installation: Wooden card catalog, seed specimens, video, monitor, custom electronics

Using the metaphor of seeds as an agent of exchange and expression of community, culture, and place, “Seed Cabinet” is an interactive Wunderkammer filled with seeds and their stories. Opening each drawer triggers the playing of videos and audio narratives depicting the community‚Äôs living intertwined relationships with these plants including site-specific political and geographic ecologies, human-imposed natural histories, methods of cultivation and preparation. Seed Cabinet invites the public to reflect upon their role in global and local food systems and to cultivate a different relationship with plants, seeds, and agriculture.