The ethical and aesthetic challenges posed by the breaking down of ecological subjects, such as climate change, food systems and basic resources, reveal a head-in-the-sand mentality that we have traditionally learned to think. “Not in my lifetime,” is a common response to the plight of the future of our food growing natural resources. Shifting the focus to highlight the subject to the viewer by allowing them to become physically involved with the work through participation, can lead to careful consideration of the challenges of change, but also the need for change. The audience must look to what they can do to make change. When we stop favoring the viewer and implicate him/her, the opportunities to think through ecological issues ethically, aesthetically, and politically, come to the foreground.