still life series of rotting food by klaus pichler
still life series of rotting food by klaus pichler still life series of rotting food by klaus pichler
mar 27, 2012
still life series of rotting food by klaus pichler



‘lemons’
from ‘one third’ by klaus pichler, 2012


place of production: limassol, cyprus 

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: october – february 

transporting distance: 2.050 km
means of transportation: ship, truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,72 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 448 l 

price: 1,99 € / kg

austrian artist klaus pichler has developed ‘one third’, a highly legible photographic commentary of the connection between
the individual wastage of food and globalized food production after learning the UN finding that one third of the world’s food supply
is left to rot. a vast selection of foods are set in bouquet-like
arrangements and photographed as they begin to naturally disintegrate.
pichler captured the colorful and putrid images in a classical still-life composition, the simplicity of the black background and direct lighting,
enhancing the detail and variation of color observed in the decomposition of each product.

accompanying
each of the images in ‘one third’ a description of the decayed food stuff.
the photos of the thrown-away items are further
clarified
by
the artist’s inclusion of the place of production, cultivation method,
time of harvest, transporting distance, means of transportation,
carbon
footprint, water requirement, and price of the products. with the
series pichler conducts a critique of consumerist behavior
and raises public awareness of the great quantity of food waste occurring worldwide.

read more about the artist’s project ‘one third’ here.


‘water melon’
place of production: pilar de la horadada, alicante, spain 

cultivation method: outdoor plantantion 
time of harvest: june – august 

transporting distance: 2.442 km
means of transportation: truck

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,54 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 1490 l 

price: 0,99 € / kg


‘carrots’ 
 

place of production: tuvaila, arumeru, tanzania 

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: all- season

transporting distance: 6.068 km
means of transportation: aircraft, truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 6,59 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 24 l 

price: 39,95 € / kg


‘strawberries’ 


place of production: san giovanni lupatoto, verona, italy

cultivation method: foil green house
time of harvest: june – october 

transporting distance: 741 km
means of transportation: truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,35 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 348 l

price: 7,96 € / kg




‘potatoes’


place of production: hevel modiin, israel

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: june – september

transporting distance: 2.471 km
means of transportation: ship, truck

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,38 kg

water requirement (total) per kg: 289 l

price: 1,25 € / kg

‘jelly’


place of production: karachi, pakistan

production method: factory production
time of production: all- season 

transporting distance: 6.629 km
means of transportation: truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 1,95 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 8 l 

price: 23,40 € / kg


‘flour’


place of production: chelyabinsk, ural, russia 

cultivation method: factory production
time of harvest: all- season 

transporting distance: 3.873 km
means of transportation: truck 
 carbon footprint (total) per kg: 1,30 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 1854 l 

price: 0,99 € / kg


‘pre- fried vegetable sticks’


place of production: reken, germany 

production method: factory production
time of production: all- season 

transporting distance: 1.030 km
means of transportation: refridgerated truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: unknown
water requirement (total) per kg: unknown 

price: 11,96 € / kg



‘instant whipped cream’


place of production: balmazujvaros, hajdu-bihar, hungary 

production method: factory production
time of production: all-season 

transporting distance: 460 km
means of transportation: truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 8,07 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: unknown 

price: 0,99 € / kg


left:
‘cherries'; 

place of production: santiago de chile, chile;

cultivation method: outdoor plantation; time of harvest: november to
december;

transporting distance: 12.500 km (linear distance); means of
transportation: aircraft, truck;
carbon footprint (total) per kg: 13,49 kg; water requirement (total) per kg: 1166 l; 
 price: 3,90 € / kg
right
(top): blackberries 

place of production: tuxpan, jalisco, mexico

cultivation method: outdoor plantation; time of harvest: october –
june; 

transporting distance: 9.900 km; means of transportation:
aircraft, truck;
carbon footprint (total) per kg: 11,97 kg; water requirement (total) per kg: 40 l; 
price: 15,92 € / kg
right (bottom): ‘grapes’;
place of production: trujillo, la libertad, peru; 
cultivation method:
outdoor plantation; time of harvest: october – march; 

transporting
distance: 11.000 km; means of transportation: aircraft, truck; 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 11,89 kg; water requirement (total) per kg: 652 l; 
price: 3,49 € / kg


‘beef’


place of production: fladnitz an der teichalm, austria

production method: animal farm
time of production: all- season 

transporting distance: 124 km
means of transportation: truck

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 13,33 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 5640 l 

price: 15,99 € / kg


‘pineapple’


place of production: guayaquil, ecuador

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: all- season

transporting distance: 10.666 km (linear distance)
means of transportation: aircraft, truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 11,94 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 360 l 

price: 2,10 € / kg


‘eggs’


place of production: kolontar, hungary 

production method: factory production
time of production: all- season 

transporting distance: 196 km
means of transportation: truck 

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 5,82 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 3061 l 

price: 1,39 € / kg


‘instant mashed potatoes’


place of production: stavenhagen, germany 

production method: factory production
time of production: all- season 

transporting distance: 857 km
means of transportation: truck 

carbon footprint (transport) per kg: 0,3 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: unknown 

price: 6,60 € / kg


‘barbecue sausage’
place of production: herdecke, germany 


production method: factory production

time of production: all- season
transporting distance: 944 km

means of transportation: truck

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 5,03 kg

water requirement (transportation) per kg: 1 l

price: 9,50 € / kg


‘apple’

place of production: sao paolo, brazil

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: november – december
transporting distance: 10.150 km
means of transportation: aircraft, truck

carbon footprint (total) per kg: 11,05 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 434 l 

price: 1,69 € / kg


left:
‘milk'; 

place of production: knittelfeld, austria; 
production
method: factory production; time of production: all- season; 

transporting distance: 202 km;
means of transportation: truck; 
 carbon
footprint (total) per kg: 0,97 kg;
water requirement (total) per kg: 488 l; 
price: 0,99 € / kg
right:
‘cheese’ 

place of production: signau, switzerland; 
production
method: factory production; time of production: all- season;

transporting distance: 871 km;
means of transportation: truck; 
carbon footprint (total) per kg: 8,65 kg;
water requirement (total) per kg: 3646 l; 
price: 36 € / kg


‘cauliflower’


place of production: finistere, bretagne, france

cultivation method: outdoor plantation
time of harvest: june – october 

transporting distance: 1.784 km
means of transportation: truck
carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,44 kg
water requirement (total) per kg: 295 l 

price: 0,99 € / kg

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