Scottish Daily Mail
Shell of a Turner Prize contender
IT is a simple metal cage – an oyster bed – perched on the shoreline.
During high tide, it is a habitat for a range of sea creatures, but when the water recedes, it serves as an al fresco dining table.
Now, this unique installation off Portree, Skye, entitled Climavore: On Tidal Zones ‘Oyster Table’, is one of five projects shortlisted for the £25,000 Turner Prize.
It is the work of London-based duo Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, who together are known as Cooking Sections.
Their art focuses on what we eat and the effect on the planet.
The duo work with restaurants on Skye and nearby Raasay which have removed farmed salmon and now incorporate Climavore’s tidal ingredients.
This is the first year all shortlisted work is by collectives rather than a single artist. Also in the running is Belfast’s Array Collective, whose work tackles issues in Ulster. The winner will be announced on December 1.