THE ENCLOSED GARDEN
is a nomadic & festival composed of:
- a residency program isolated in nature, that prepare the artists to
- a nighttime exhibition of live performances, sound & visual arts,
- intimate open talks on the annual topic of the festival
Garden (Garda ~ Ancient Germanic) means "enclosed". It is surrounded by a demarcation (on the horizontal plan) between an "inside" and an "outside" and which opens vertically towards the dimension of the sky and the subsoil, both unlimited. Thus, the garden constitutes a “closed” space which connects with the "open" of Nature. Throughout our residency and exhibition format, we aim to get closer to this paradox and create a space adapted to the dimensions of the Self. In The Enclosed Garden, we become "gardeners" of our future.
Immersed in the nature, artists carefully work their way toward creating a show of unprecedented form: an exhibition, a performative show, a happening that we call EXPLOSITION.
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The expology* of THE ENCLOSED GARDEN questions the “white cube” concept, the unique scenography in every gallery where the contemporary art is exhibited. The curator rather proposes a “multi-folded labyrinth” without blank walls and empty corners, where artworks can be touched, smelled, and listened. It includes ————————————————>
The exhibition is shaped as a ritualistic show where everyone, audience and artists can feel safe to express themselves, from tears, to silence or scream.
*Expology: concept of exhibition
of the curator 2019
In small intimate groups, visitors are given access to the Enclosed garden.It opens only at night when focus is at its peak, and mental barriers break down and do not take place in an official institution dedicated to contemporary arts.
Passing from one room to the next, visitors will find themselves in the midst of true cabinets of curiosities, playing on accumulation and on surprises of every shape and kind, whether visual, sonorous, or olfactory. This live enclosed garden comes out from our boundless imaginations; it calls forth surprise, wonder, awe and sometimes even dwelling upon the phantasmagorical.