‘Untitled Garden’ (2008/12) operates as a fence. The cedar hedge, commonly used as a natural form of fencing, has played a significant role in the contentious battle for the privatization of common lands. Hedges have been, and still are, used as a way of controlling animal and human movement, and as a way of rendering grazing and gleaning as trespassing and theft. The install at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery divides and completely blocks sections of the gallery, confronting the audience with a tall wall of greens, like a line of solders, forcing the audience to negotiate their position as guests or potential trespassers.
Emerald Green Cedar trees, cedar planter, soil, water. 22 x 1 m.
Installation view: Tools for Conviviality at the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
Installation view Bucharest Biennale 5, Bucharest, Romania.