Portal Tables

Explore the environmental and emotional potential of human-bacterial commensality (eating together) in this thought provoking display by interdisciplinary design collective The Decorators and the Stanley Picker Gallery

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Room 25, NAL Staircase

  • Free event

Food fermentation gained a momentum in the past year of social isolation. This project reflects on the paradox of bacteria in our lives and the growing research into bacteria as a potential resource for plastic recycling. On display is a video-essay and Sofa-Bread – part of a line of furniture that explores intimacy in food-making.

Commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University

Header image: The Decorators Portal Tables (2021), commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London