alle sorter 2006

For quite some time I’ve been immersed in stories of potatoes. It is a plant that I grew up with, as it fed the family over the winter. Potatoes carry memories. Memories of Andean farmers’ care for many thousands of years. Of the last centuries' demographic shifts and enormous population growth. Potatoes grow rhizomatically, and I believe this is why, with surprising efficiency, they both accumulate and distribute matter and memory at the same time. They fed the industrial and agricultural revolutions and thus helped spark enormous changes. Potatoes carry co-specie stories of matter and memory, of loss and of promise./ Åsa Sonjasdotter