Pink Fir Apple, Vitelotte, Belle de Fontenay, Bonnotte… these poetically-named potatoes grown in France for hundreds of years have stories to tell. “Some were already farmed around the time of the French Revolution”, Åsa Sonjasdotter explains.
Åsa Sonjasdotter is a Swedish-born artist based in Tromsø, Norway and Berlin, Germany.
Sonjasdotter’s practice focuses on questions of diversity, power and knowledge. Her projects often unfold over time, following the conditions of the involved participants and investigated subject. In the long term project “A Potato-Perspective” Sonjasdotter investigates the cultural, political and economic implications of humans’ domestication of the potato plant. In Sonjasdotter’s projects the exhibition often operates as a site for the real exchange of goods, knowledge and power positions as well as functioning as a metaphor for societal conditions.