This article considers the project Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor, created by interdisciplinary artists Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton. Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor attempts to reveal how planted and indigenous flora affects social and spatial relationships within a city. Through a process of urban foraging, the artists create edible art objects using ingredients from specific communities as a way of tasting class differences and geography. The article reflects on how the experience of creating the project was one of misconception and discovery, and it relates the artists’ experience of collecting vegetation in different communities in Edmonton, Alberta, and elsewhere in Canada. Hunter, Gatherer, Purveyor proposes the mouth as a stage for performance, a site where the artist’s research about the city can be enacted and digested by residents of a community and participants of the project.


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