The series of photographs, exhibited on the vast tank next to the Marshall house, are based on artist's multiple travels to Global Seed Vaults in Svalbard, Lebanon and Russia. The Global Seed Vaults in Svalbard and ICARDA seed bank in Lebanon are secure backup facilities fo the world's crop diversity, providing security of the world's food supply against the loss of seeds due to many possible scenarios, including war, disease or natural disasters. The Institute in St Petersburg was the institution where seed research started on academic level and where scientists died of hunger while protecting their research objects during the second world war. The world seed supplies may seem to be endless and well protected in the vaults, however they more resemble to the posters on the tank: fragile and dependent on the environment and human's decisions.
text by Kaarin Kivirähk, curator of Sequences XI festival in Reykjavik