Rooted in the unspectacular but day-to-day creating of space, Common-or-Garden is an exploration of Dublin’s suburbia through its front gardens. Some decorate their front lawn to their personal liking, yet at the same time facing it outwards to be looked at. Others decide to insulate themselves from the public view, dwelling behind groomed hedges. The garden becomes an extension of the residents’ identity, serving as a first impression for the passer-by. Facing the world beyond the front gate, garden ornaments are cherished sculptures who bear witness to the every day. The domesticated landscapes with their infrastructures, functional elements, and individual peculiarities become reflective of our society.
Iryna Baklan • Ailbe Collins • Carol Cummins • Leia Mocan • Seán Moore • Jeanne Glace Ordaz • David Uzell •