Jardin Biologique #9 - Potager de Resistance

 

Jardin Biologique #9 - Potager de Resistance

In May 2009, I planted my first Jardin Biologique #8 Potager de Resistance
in the courtyard of the Visual Arts Building of Concordia University The
concept was inspired by Gilles Clement’s Jardin de Resistance. This project
introduced a collaborative dependency with living food to investigate
sociopolitical and spiritual issues. Its’ beauty emerged and asserted itself
over the polluting objects. Paradise is here, despite us. Its simplicity and
economy questioned the need for our complex interventions in nature.
Upon my return to Vancouver April 2011, I planted my second
potager de resistance in the Means of Production Gardens
(http://
moparrc.wordpress.com/). I planted the bed in the shape of the power switch
on a computer. I found plastic containers, books and objects in a nearby
recycling bin and dumpster. It was an unusually cool summer so only peas
and tomatoes grew well. I trapped those in syringes and pill containers. After
documenting them (see photographs) Dr Legumes operated again and freed
them from constraint.

 


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