I am a creative working at the confluence of food and art, and writing, whose practice focusses on food futures, queering consumption, the history of agriculture, and domesticity. I recently completed the MA Art and Ecology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
I believe that food, in its ubiquity, transcends language, and by applying its powers of communication as a medium, it is possible to impart the wisdom of sustainable consumption to others. In this, bread has been my touchstone: it’s entwined history with agriculture; the infrastructural problems it causes; and the potential solutions it presents.
Writing and design are integral to my practice; where design allows the visualisation of my thinking, writing enables its verbalisation.
In 2021 I founded Finger Food Magazine: a contributor focussed space for stories, artwork, and essays, in any and all mediums, exploring cooking, craft, and creation. The second issue of Finger Food is currently in progress.
When I'm not baking bent bread, peering at plants on the pavement, or painting erotic landscapes, you can usually find me foraging for my food or reading books on baking.
Barney Pau (he/they)
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