29,000 kg of rejected carrots dumped on London street as art installation
At a time when the world is struggling topick pace dueto the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ffesh unwanted carrots weighing 29,000 kilograms were dumped on a street outside London's Goldsmiths College as part of an art installation called 'Grounding'. Motorists and pedestrians were baffled and mystified as the trucks dumped tonnes of carrots onto the streets.
Artist and MFA student Rafael Pérez Evans was behind the installation, who said it was to highlight food wastage. Evans clarified that the carrots were supermarket rejects and will be used to feed animals after the exhibition.
Soon after a large truck deposited the carrots outside the Ben Pimlott building at Goldsmiths, Londoners took to social media to share photos and videos of the gigantic heap.
After many locals shared pictures and videos on social media, Goldsmiths decided to respond to one of the viral tweets.
The reason shared by them for the massive deposit came as a surprise to many netizens. Believe it or not, the carrots were part of a 'very bizarre' art installation by a student.
"It is an installation called 'Grounding' by the artist and MFA student Rafael Perez Evans," the college wrote on Twitter.
The art project is called 'Grounding' and it was conceptualized by Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Perez Evans, in a bid to highlight food wastage.
The good thing is the artist reassured the public that the dumped vegetable was collected as supermarket rejects and will eventually be provided to animals.
Perez explains the details of his art on his website. "The therapeutic technique of grounding involves doing activities that 'ground' or electrically reconnect you to the earth," he explained.