THE OPPOSITE OF A SHADOWLAND

As a part of Martin Gropius Bau’s festival Down to Earth Initiated by Thomas Oberender
Co-curated by Julia Badaljan, Thomas Oberender, Anja Predeick, Tino Sehgal, Jeroen Versteele

Over the course of four days, Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger will offer a durational, performative ritual with song, whispers, bodies, seeds, bulbs and worms to create a self sustainable garden celebrating the arrival of the seasons. It is a re-wilding project; promoting bio-diversity and inviting the institution to give up habitual ways of maintaining ‘property’ to create a more conscious relation to land custodianship in public spaces. How can we initiate things with love and purpose and then simply let them be? Continuing their co-creative work with Nature and of decentralising the human in performative and regenerative situations, this garden intends to be a wild field, requiring little to no maintenance, offering native seasonal flowers an untouched urban space to bloom and fulfill their mandate. The garden is for the plants insects, birds, elementals and humans and will be growing for many years. 

Special thanks to Michael Camphausen

photos Dieter Hartwig and Elke Walkenhorst

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