The Monsantra Project
Wendy DesChene (Canada) and Jeff Schmuki (United States)
Rifting on the name for a corporation that makes the news mostly for destroying economies, facilitating poverty, and encouraging farmer suicides, The Monsantra Project explores the unpredictable and often fatal consequences when GMOs (genetically modified organisms) become food.
GMO plant robot hybrids are engineered by grafting edible plants to robotic, remote controlled bases. Corporate ‘grafting’ of food production and distribution becomes more clearly visible when this new hybrid evoke critical response as it roams freely in galleries and in the streets.
‘Like a B-movie Godzilla, Monsantra is a hybrid of imagination, possibility, and reality’, explain DesChene + Schmuki.