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.

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