Soilbread

A tasting performance and sourdough bread recipe with soil

Soil microbes and yeasts are quintessential ingredients of fertile soil. Often depicted as sources of illness and unsanitary conditions, they are fundamental to the world’s nutrition. SOoilbread is a research into the contradiction between social stigma and nutritional dependency of soil. Soilbread intends to reframe the attitude towards terra firma by using it as the main ingredient to bake bread, one of the oldest human made foods.

In/after this time of a global pandemic, Soilbread addresses urgent questions on the human body’s sensitivity toward transformation and contamination. How can humans begin to cohabit with other forms of multispecies encounters?

Read my essay Dirt for the publication I See That I See What You Don’t See published by Het Nieuwe Instituut on occasion of the Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano.

Credits:
In collaboration with Broodbakkerij Ex

Streptomyces, the bacteria that is responsible for the smell of soil source

Credits:
In collaboration with Broodbakkerij Ex