Ben Morieson: Fieldwork

 Site address: 59 Alfred St, Kensington

‘Fieldwork’ is a celebration of agricultural traditions and a way of giving city dwellers a way to connect with the origin of food sources. Morieson uses a private vacant block in order to create a visually stunning field of sunflowers. This former site of a spring factory will become a field of golden yellow, juxtaposed against warehouse buildings, factory walls, a train line and a freeway.

“I am using a private vacant block in order to create a visually stunning field of sunflowers. This former site of a spring factory will become a field of golden yellow, juxtaposed against warehouse buildings, factory walls, a train line and a freeway. If you were to fly over this site the landscape would appear to have yellow block of color sitting incongruously amongst a dull grey industrial landscape,” Morieson says.

‘Fieldwork’ reinforces the cyclical nature of agricultural practice. The audience will see the installation change and metamorphosis over a period of time. They will be able to view this artwork from its bloom to its wither and then its eventual renewal again.

RMIT School of Art Gallery
6 to 14 March, 2014
Melbourne

Full flower bloom, early January 2014.
Image: Sarah Hardgrove