Comprehensive visual documentation and information is at spatulaandbarcode.art
Spatula&Barcode makes art projects in which the performance of place and of hospitality are central. Most projects involve conversation and some form of playful gift or souvenir (“swag”). While most Spatula&Barcode projects involve food in some way, their recent series Foodways directly explores the movements of food and food culture.
Spatula&Barcode is a “social practice art” group that combines many activities in their projects: interviews and interactions, social media, photography, writing, and public events. Spatula&Barcode is the umbrella name for the work that Michael Peterson and Laurie Beth Clark make together, but we often say that anyone who works with us on one of the projects is a part of Spatula&Barcode.
Spatula&Barcode was founded in 2008 by Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson (both faculty in the Department of Art, University of Wisconsin).