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Assembly Is Required, MANIFESTO: Food

Pages of information designed to resemble an IKEA product assembly pamphlet, were available for viewers to assemble into a book and take away, an important element that nods to "zine" culture and low-fi versions of information sharing made popular by the punk music scene in the late 70's and early 80's. The text inside is borrowed from Vandana Shiva's book, "Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed". This information is disguised as an IKEA hack and provides an opportunity for the viewer to contemplate the political nature of what it means to “Do It Yourself” in that it offers an alternative to modern ideas of mass consumption.