The interactive artist book series Abundances addresses contemporary food and cultural distribution systems.
The series is presented in two forms: as interactive bound books and as suites of unbound photographs in cardboard boxes.
The books’ poems are based on interviews with food executives and restaurant workers. In the interactive version of Abundances, readers complete each volume by slicing rings from a whole head of cabbage (provided) and inserting the slices into Mylar sleeves containing the typewritten poems.
Bound in adapted cardboard food shipping containers, the books reference Latin American cartoneras—a social, political and artistic publishing movement.
One of the first three volumes of the series is available here. In this version, clicking the arrow on the right of the photo replaces the act of slicing and inserting cabbage.