Spore & Pollen
Answering to the invitation of contemporary art museum Palais de Tokyo, The Soft Protest Digest took part of “Le Banquet”, a dinner introducing the museum's new exhibition “Futur, ancien, fugitif”, dedicated to the “french art scene”. Taking place on November 20th 2019, the collective served an entre-met and a dessert to the 150 guests of the dinner, titled respectively “Spore” and “Pollen”.
Each of the two dishes served as the illustration of a problematic related to the impact of small, often disregarded, organisms on the environment.
To that end, “Spore” aimed to address the various invisible uses of fungi and yeast in the production of food, as well as its prevalence and effects on our planet's ecosystems (🔗click here for more info). “Pollen”, on the other hand, focused on the current collapse of our biodiversity through the prism of the bee (🔗click here for more info). This dish led the collective to meet and work with beekeeper Julien Perrin, as well as biologist and researcher Fanny Rybak. Both were featured in a podcast recorded for the occasion.
- Spore (Sourdough brioche, cheese and crystalized sage platter)
- Pollen (Chebakias, fake-honey cream and roasted grapes)
Listen to the project
- 🔊 An open-source bee for a poisonous environment (with beekeeper and biologist Julien Perrin) — Podcast (~35min)
- 🔊 Umwelt of the bee (English version: N. Salaun | French version: G. Kim) — Sound piece, from the point of view of the bee. (~3mins)
Take a sneek peak
- 🎞[Behind the scenes] — mini video documentary (coming soon)
- Claire Moulène
- Fanny Héneault
- Chloé Fricout
- Liza Maignan
- Garance Kim
- Raoul Audouin
- Christian —
- Nolwenn Salaün
- The museum is located in Paris, France
- The term designates a dish served in between two others. In our case, between main and dessert.