Industrial Harvest

Industrial Harvest is an art project exploring the world of commodities trading and its influence on Chicago’s history, farming, and what we eat. This project is an action experiment to discover how an abstract wheat futures contract connects to real wheat, real food and real people. To that end, Sarah, the artist, purchased 10,000 bushels of wheat through the commodity market in Chicago, took delivery of the actual wheat here in Chicago, had it milled into flour in Indiana, and has been giving it away with the proviso that it be used to nourish people.

 

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