Published in April 2015
Edited by Grace Denis

Food Diary is a book composed of a series of scans of everything ingested throughout the span of a two-week period during 2015, constructing a visual cartography of personal consumption. The process rendered visible a mycelium of networks entangled in the quotidian act of eating, surveying the position of local and foreign ingredients in one’s diet. The book situated an engagement with proximate agricultural systems, visualizing an array of locally farmed produce, while simultaneously examining the role of imported ingredients and global commodity chains, subsequently questioning their place within one’s own diet. The process facilitated a critical reflection upon the transport of ingredients, unraveling an inquiry of the labor and emissions tethered to the ecologically exhaustive export process of specific ingredients, specifically within the industry of kelp and various forms of seaweeds. Reprint with modifications coming in 2022.




THE PROCESS RENDERED VISIBLE A MYCELIUM OF NETWORKS ENTANGLED IN THE QUOTIDIAN ACT OF EATING, SURVEYING THE POSITION OF LOCAL AND FOREIGN INGREDIENTS IN ONE’S DIET, SITUATING AN ENGAGEMENT WITH PROXIMATE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY EXAMINING THE ROLE OF IMPORTED INGREDIENTS AND GLOBAL COMMODITY CHAINS.