free food by Lani Trock
On Fridays in summer 2020 and 2021, artist Lani Trock will presented free food – a continuous series that explores ideas of interdependence, gift economics, mutual aid, sovereignty and the de-commodification of food systems through the regeneration of backyard farming and communal sharing practices. Past offerings have included meals prepared on-site, saved seeds, homegrown herbs & produce, gleaned citrus, and sprouted seedlings. free food is part of an ongoing project, the national peace service (NPS), initiated in 2017. Through radical thought experiments made into tangible, temporary expressions, the series imagines a decentralized, post-capitalist future society. One that mirrors the effortless, symbiotic flow of nature’s zero-waste, circular systems and honors each individual as essential to the collective whole, intending to build a more just, equitable, loving and peaceful world.