CLOSURE IS IMMINENT(CERGY 2016)
Performance at a group exhibition held in the home and garden of curator Fanny Spano based reflections around the opposition of garden (culture) and landscape (nature).
A garden is for those who stay, have the time to nurture and coax it into existence, its borders characterize it. A landscape is there, regardless of our being in it or not, and bounded only by what the eye can see. The control we exert over nature in gardens is similar to how nation states garden people, weed out ‘undesirables’ from society and strictly guard borders to keep ‘them’ out of ‘our’ countries.
This performance was a six-hour attempt to close the garden off from the public road as it had been opened specially for this one-day event. A reassertion of control by investing time to change the optical landscape and render noticable this everyday border.