Community Gardening in the middle of
Year 2017. has been defined by protests - so many important and globally discussed problems have been raised up by the public, that is becoming more and more active - the protests are gaining their audiences by the minute, while at the same time, participating in them gives one like a badge of honour that represents ones belonging to a certain group. Though that raises the argument of weather or not the act of protesting and the acquiring of the said badge becomes more important then the topic it is supposed to actuate. So Slowly in my mind two questions where formulated:
1)I wanted to look closer at this supposedly “healing effect” of a protest and what is a person from a rural place supposed to do, when there is really not so many people living in your area, that you could even make a “protest”? How would this person protest? Would they be able to acquire the same “healing feeling” by other - alternative “protesting” methods?
2) Is the subject of your “protest sign” important at all, if all I am actually after is to get out my general unhappiness with the current state of affairs?
And so the public experiment was made. A communal gardening with making watercolour drawings and studying calligraphy to make beautiful protest signs.