Seed almanac  (documentation), 2019. Ceramic seeds made in collaboration; dimensions variable.

Seed almanac (documentation), 2019. Ceramic seeds made in collaboration; dimensions variable.

Seed almanac was a “seed workshop” in which I invited members of the public and the Bay Area artistic community to make seeds out of clay with me. I asked workshop participants the following question: If you could have ten seeds with you at the end of the world, what would they be? People expanded the parameters of this question by proposing roots and nuts as well, and collectively we made these new “apocalypse-friendly” plantable organisms out of clay. In the process, we had conversations about climate change, community-based survival strategies, drought-resistant agriculture and food production, and how our food sources might change in a world that promises to look very different in just twelve years…

Participants and their seeds:

Alen Alhamdaputra (a coin)
Allan deSouza (sprouted mini fava beans)
Amy Emerton-Wiley (cashew, bean)
Ariel Lung (sunflower seeds)
Avery Trufelman (corn)
Bobby Nolan (peas)
Cameron Clack (wild mustard seed)
Daniel Etler (watermelon, lychee, acorn, fava bean)
Daniel Thomas (fantastical seed, pod for joy)
Gradiva Couzim (tomato, knife & fork, cookbook, cucumber)
Greg Niemeyer (caraway seeds)
Helia Pouyanfar (lemon seeds)
Jonah Robinson (orange seed with wedge, avocado seed)
Julia Sackett (wisteria seeds)
Katie Fleming (pomegranate, garbanzo, mustard)
Kenyatta AC Hinkle (almond, corn, groundnut)
Lesly V. Rito (corn)
MC (avocado seed)
Ran Kurumazuka (rice I eat in Japan)
Reniel del Rosario (rice)
Shuli Fang (apple seeds)
Sunny Yu (jackfruit)
Wenhua Shi (peas)
Yujin Hwang (Yuda’s nail x 13)

If you participated in this project and a) don’t see your name on here and would like to be added, b) see your name but see an error that needs to be corrected, or c) would like to remove your name from this list, please let me know at iam.czheng@gmail.com. Thank you!