Chicanoa focuses unequivocally on the cultural importance of the banana within our country, relating to its historical significance, the vast trade levels and its long journey to homes in the UK. With an existential demand for fruit in this country, food miles have reached astounding figures. Chicanoa features appropriated imagery from Fyffes expeditions, allowing an insight into the historical transportation and through the photographs a nostalgic appreciation for the fleets. The series also constitutes original photographic work representing the extreme consumption of the banana in our modern society. The collection offers an eloquent understanding of this totally immersive production line which is so often overlooked in everyday life.
Nikola Auterska • Nathaniel Bell • Caz Bousfield • Rob Ferguson • Alex Hill • Deniz Kemirtlek • Jess Lacey • Ryan Smith • Hannah Soar • Hannah Southern •