Janice Kerbel

Launderette: Suspended Garden

2005
In the "Home Climate Gardens" series, Janice Kerbel employs the language of architectural design to present us with extensively researched and planned site-specific gardens that explore our relationship to nature and urban design. Conceived during her residency at the University of East Anglia's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, "Home Climate Gardens" proposes gardens tailored to various work and living spaces, including a student's bookcase, a revolving restaurant, and a launderette. Kerbel does not intend to actually construct the gardens: the proposals are completed works in themselves, which create a tension between the reality of the drawing or project and the fiction of its existence.
Title
Launderette: Suspended Garden
Date
2005
Medium
Print
Materials
ink jet print on wove paper
Dimensions
87.8 x 122.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2006 with the Joy Thomson Fund for the Acquisition of Art by Young Canadian Artists, National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Accession number
41818