Heritage: Corn Cultures

Heritage was created as an installation as part of the Story group exhibition at Tent Gallery. The piece provokes consideration of the effects of monoculture on indigenous cultures of Latin America, particularly addressing the loss of heirloom/heritage corn species that are being considered increasingly less favourable to grow due to the demand for white corn. These ancient heirloom corn species hold significance to the myriad niche cultures of Latin America- but the looming threat of economic competition on the global food market forces many traditional farmers to sacrifice growing these socially significant crops for those that will be more profitable.

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