Carrying Capacity

Carrying Capacity, 2011
Dimensions variable
Steel, tiles, soil, wheat grass, buckwheat, barley grass, maize, Perspex over digital images, gravel, found containers, aluminium, plumbing parts
Photo: Tim Bowditch, Artist

The Carrying Capacity of a biological species is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water and other necessities available in the environment.

This installation consists of six elements, which include the Mono Culture Station, Ghost Vent, Arable Object Makers, Maintenance Respiration, and the Regulating Factors.

Carrying Capacity was commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection as part of the exhibition The Shape We’re In.