Tue Greenfort____________Hunger, 2009
Using seeds sowed by GPS-steered precision farming system tractors, Greenfort is tracing out the word HUNGER in one of the vast sugar beet fields of the Wilhelmina polder. The letters lie fallow and can be seen from the road adjoining the cultivated arable land. The work is a cultural-historical reference to the naming of Hongersdijk, an old farmstead in the Wilhelmina polder named after the village of Hongersdijk that disappeared after one of the many dike bursts in the sixteenth century.
More to the point, however, is that Greenfort’s intervention in the Zeeland clay addresses issues such as consumption, trade and the right to food.
Photos: Sky Pictures Luchtfotografie, Amsterdan
With the support of SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Space, CBK Zeeland and KMWP.