Helene Sorensen - Live life like a cabbage

Sorensen’s installations develop, amongst other, from her collaborative Sorensen & Byrne garden work Live life like a cabbage for the Market Estate Project in Islington, London, March 2010.

 

This critical garden installation in an empty soon to be demolished upstairs flat was a humorous piece with a nod and wink to illegal activities (the choice of cabbage, a universal foodstuff, embodies the multicultural nature of the area today). The work displayed rows of supermarket bought cabbages set on top of flower pots like a production line/mini allotment with drip irrigation and glow light.

 

The aim of this work was to highlight the need to include in future plans for the area opportunities for residents as a community to safely grow their own food.