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Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots dumped outside London university for art installation

Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots have been dumped outside a London university as part of an art installation. Grounding, a piece by Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Perez Evans, was installed by a large lorry outside the Ben Pimlott building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, which is part of the University of London. The artist said the vegetables are unwanted and would not have made it to supermarket shelves, and will eventually be collected as animal feed. Since its installation on Tuesday, many students have clambered atop the orange pile for a photo opportunity, with some even taking carrots home to eat. After seeing the piece, 20-year-old musical theatre student Eden Groualle told the PA news agency: “I thought it was very bizarre but knew this is very Goldsmiths, and all that was left was to understand what it meant.” According to Mr Perez Evans’ website, the artwork explores “the tensions in visibility between the rural and the city”, and was inspired by European farmers dumping produce as a form of protest.

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