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Dandelion Flowers Ice Cream – LightNight 2019

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (Serpentine Galleries), 2017. Photo: Joe Plommer

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (Serpentine Galleries), 2017. Photo: Joe Plommer

Fancy an ice cream?

For LightNight 2019, Brazilian artist Jorge Menna Barreto invites you to become part of a delicious experiment about our relationship with food and the environment. Using wild edibles growing in and around Liverpool, Jorge has developed a special plant-based ice cream around ideas of eating locally and ethically.

Human civilisation has replaced foraging for a global supermarket culture, losing its sense of place and belonging. This project presents an alternative, an invitation to ‘devour our immediate surroundings’. By creating an ice cream using plants and herbs that grow around us, the artist asks us to suspend the act of consuming and use our bodies to foster deeper connections to the ecosystems we belong to.

First-come, first-served! If you miss your chance, head to Maray on Bold Street where the ice cream will be on the menu for the rest of the night.

Jorge Menna Barreto is an artist who lets specific sites determine what he will build and, more recently, what he will eat. By conceptualising our digestive system as a sculptural tool, he invites participants to become part of on-going environmental sculptures while they eat.

This event is part of the tenth annual LightNight, Liverpool's free one-night arts festival.

Presented by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Maray


17 May 2019, 5.30–6.30pm


Ropewalks Square
(by FACT Liverpool)
L2 7ZH

Free, drop-in