The Mutato-Archive is a collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables, displaying a dazzling variety of forms, colours and textures, that only reveal themselves when lawfully enforced standards cease to exist.
The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural. The Mutato-Project by Uli Westphal serves to document, preserve and promote these last remainders of agricultural diversity.
The upcoming Lycopersicum project is a logic extension of the Mutato-Archive. Lycopersicum will be exhibited at the Phyletisches Museum in Jena, Germany as part of the exhibition Domestikation from November 26th throughout 2011.