Not Quite California Wonder: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly botanical workshop

online, in English


22.05 2:00 pm

online event

Magyar nyelven / in Hungarian

Also led by Bernadett Vizi, plant protection expert

Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum

Fuzzy will take part in the MENÜ imaginaire program series with a collective botanical workshop, called NOT QUITE CALIFORNIA WONDER.

Bell Pepper is a currency of values that is cultivated in micro-sensored labs. This hollow berry is filled with engineered taste, artificial love and hate, man-made colour, geometry and genetic Boogie. It is an all year long harvested yellow delirium and dark red threat.

NOT QUITE CALIFORNIA WONDER engages with the changing fashion of food production and the emerging lack of diversity of crops around the world. We will explore the role of bell pepper over time as plant, food, industry, symbol of political power and ecological catalyst. The workshop is urged by the global insecurity of food production we face today. The project is a continuation of the ongoing research of the Fuzzy collective, Tekla Gedeon and Sebastian Gschanes focusing on Capsicum annuum (bell pepper). Throughout the research, we worked in close collaboration with agricultural engineers, botanists and farmers to uncover alternative perceptions of contemporary agricultural spaces and new ideas of nature.

In this workshop we are going to enter the microscopic world of bell peppers. We will take the roles of harmful pesticides and beneficial parasites. ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ reveals a new type of glasshouse community of insects and machines that is scientifically designed to maintain a balanced agricultural environment.

In the workshop we will see the world from the perspective of the paprika plant. We will imagine new paprika companions and we will speculate about their future collaborations.


The ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’  workshop will be in Hungarian and it will take place online. If you are interested and you would like to take part in the botanical workshop please, register at

The event is part of the exhibition MENÜ imaginaire that will take place in the framework of OFF-Biennale Budapest 2021.

Fuzzy is a Budapest based arts studio and research practice formed by designers Tekla Gedeon and Sebastian Gschanes. Fuzzy creates spaces, objects and events that explore our relationship with nature and technology.