Tomatoes in Brine and Time

fermented tomatoes in brine, sand, gravel, clay, recycled glassware from the petrochemical industry


“Which minerals are mined to grow the best tomatoes as quickly and efficiently as possible? And why is there potassium in a sports drink? De Boer and Sulima translate these types of questions into art: large installations, sculptures and films that often incorporate recognizable materials that say something about our industrial society. Such as industrial machines, everyday objects or materials that are machine-made. In addition, both artists are interested in recipes for growth: from 'growing' crystals to fermenting a tomato.”
Fenne Saedt, curator of Symbiosis Series with Irene de Boer and Marina Sulima