“Food is really important for me, and also plays a big role in the work of Atelier Van Lieshout. Already in 1999, AVL created a prefabricated farm, which we then actually used to grow crops and raise animals – a very early example of the now so popular urban farming!
Our current art project, New Tribal Labyrinth, also includes a series of farms which could – or could not – be used. One of these is the Insect Farm, currently on display at Z33, Hasselt. It is the farm of the future, where insects will be bred as a high protein, low-carbon-footprint solution for feeding the increasing world population. I can’t wait to find them on the menu!”
– Joep van Lieshout