Video: Matt Moore & Sam Van Aken at TEDxManhattan: Changing The Way We Eat
Moore is a fourth generation family farmer, working artist and food activist. Moore farms outside of Phoenix, Arizona, and exhibits his video and installation artwork internationally. Through these practices, he addresses issues of ecological, cultural and economical sustainability and the potential loss of small independent farms. In the video above, he presents his Creative Capital Project The Digital Farm Collective, in which he collects and shares images of the most important daily process of agriculture—the growth of our produce.
Van Aken’s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. His projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, including performance, installation, video, photography and sculpture. With each body of work, he selects practices and new perspectives that provide a kinesthetic perception of objects and a visceral charge. In his TEDx talk, Van Aken speaks about his Creative Capital Project The Tree of 40 Fruits, a series of unique hybridized fruit trees each of which have the capacity to grow over 40 different varieties of fruit from the family of stone fruit, which includes peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry and almond.