Scripted Sowing in Fields of Firmware, 2023
Synthetic polymer on canvas
152 x 122 x 3.5 cm (or possibly 122 x 91 x 3.5 cm)
“Scripted Sowing in Fields of Firmware,” takes a look at the imminent challenges posed by global warming to food production. Looking to a future where traditional farming becomes more untenable, the work alludes to alternatives like vertical and automated farming, represented through layers of stacked lines of colour.
By choosing foods that are local, seasonal, plant-based, minimising food waste, advocating for sustainable farming policies, and staying informed about our food’s origins, we can significantly contribute to making farming more planet-friendly.
Aligned with the SDG’s, the artwork resonates with multiple objectives. It contributes to Goal 2: Zero Hunger by promoting sustainable farming practices. Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure by emphasising the role of technology in shaping the future of agriculture. Goal 13: Climate Action, emphasising responsible food choices.
Sam Taylor explores the influence the digital has on the human psyche. By questioning our compulsion to over document and self-archive our legacies online, their work illuminates the effects on our behaviors and communication caused by the addictive everlasting flow of information we expose ourselves to. They are curious about the psyche of digital systems. Most of the time technology follows the instruction of the user, but we sometimes see technology misbehave, and in rare cases rebel against what has been asked of it. Through code, photography, and painting Sam explores whether there is a human side to technology and questions whether machine’s have the ability to think independently.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
2 – Zero Hunger
3 – Good Health and Well-being
13 – Climate Action