Rob Ball - Art, Community Cultural Development & Placemaking
Short. Back. Sides.
2015
For 'We are being Surrounded' I presented an extended version of Short. Back. Sides.; a creative engagement project centred around the restorative gesture of offering free lawn mowing to strangers.

A restorative experiment, this three-year project explores the growing social dysfunction in contemporary suburbia that values autonomy and isolation over neighbourliness and generosity.

Within the gallery space my installation constructed a portrait of a suburbia gone to seed. Meanwhile, lawn mowing actions undertaken outside the gallery appear to offset the scenario.
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