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A birthday celebration at a farm sparked the idea of tinkering with vegetables as a possible art project. Equipped with limited knowledge on electronics, google assisted us in determining the potential of every crop there was as we picked the likes of ginger, onion, and passion fruit among ducks, green houses, huts, a beagle and chili calamansi shrubs.
With this we asked ourselves, what does art have to do in a farm, and what does the bare future look like as we realize sustainable and zero waste means each day?
Without government subsidy, our country ranks highest in Southeast Asia for its expensive power rates being a few cents higher than Singapore. While the use of renewable resources like solar and wind energy remains at our disposal, the Philippines, a third world country, might find it hard to benefit from expensive but unstable resources. And so we thought of dreaming up a fictional entity called the “( KPC - Kamatis Power Corporation ) "
KPC aims to explore the possibilities of making projects that derive energy from produce— resources that the world wastes the most and that which our agricultural country is abundant of. “Gross Domestic Happiness” ponders on Researcher Namita Shrestha’s statement about South Florida’s annual tomato waste that could amount to 3 months worth of power for Disney World, a place of pleasure and amusement for many. Alternatively, the project also stems from the 10 tons of tomatoes disposed by Kalayaan, Laguna few months ago due to oversupply— a P 4M lost of revenue for farmers.
Though these tomatoes could be buried back into the soil or given away to nourish many Filipino families, much energy could have been derived from these red plumps of lycopene even in its rotting state. ~ 🍅🌜🌿 #ecoarts #kamatispowercorporation #fruitbatteries #organicfarms #artph #workshop #takevitamincc #cc #fruitbattery #electricenergy #experiments #artandscience #greenhouse #organicfarming #garden at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery