17/09/2022 - 02/10/2022

New Work - Mixed Medium

Museum of Modern Shopping present Sean Roy Parker - mulch

MoMS has commissioned Sean Roy Parker to make new work that will be shown at Phytology - a cultural institute based within Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Phytology's public programme actively engages with the environmental and social complexities of the surrounding urban landscape.

mulch is a new living installation by artist, writer and gardener Sean Roy Parker created in, with and for plants at Phytology. Working amongst the ruins of a former market garden, Victorian church and bombsite rubble, Parker is reanimating layers of dirt, stories and history with the debris of a chaotic summer, relics of soft seasonal change, and a sculptural gift to the future.

Sheet composting, also known as a lasagne bed, is an indigenous horticulture technique (appropriated by Western permaculture) of building soil health with strata of organic matter that rot down over time and provide habitats for funghi, microbes and insects that break it down to release nutrients into the soil, completing a short yet dynamic life cycle and replenishing the ground ready for new life.


Bethnal Green Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London E2 9RR