CLOSURE IS IMMINENT

(CERGY 2016)



Performed at a collective exhibition held in the home and garden of the curator, based on the idea of garden vs landscape acting as metaphor for culture vs 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 we garden people, weed out the undesirables in society and strictly guard our 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, redraw the borders and define access to the garden.