Moving Garden is a garden on wheels that is pulled through the city. During the night we walk/move through the streets with the garden traveling after us, the travel becomes a night performance. In the morning the garden is parked infront of an apartment building, and residents enter into a surprising and welcoming experience. The garden turns up where least expected.
Moving Garden is a positive disturbance to the residents, community and architecture.
FESTIVALS & CULTURAL EVENTS: Moving Garden can be used in many contexts. It is particularly ideal for festivals and cultural events spread over a larger area.
See Moving Garden on tour around the city: (with english subtitles)
MOVING GARDEN - RAMALLAH
Moving Garden-Ramallah took place over two weeks in October 2016, as part of Qyalandia international festival. It was a pop-up garden, offering a temporary respite.
The goal of the project is to create a shared common, and through an aesthetic and sensory frame stimulate another frame for dialog - an in-between where we share stories and memories connected with gardens and our connection to land.
Moving Garden-Ramallah became a multifaceted project that developed along the way in relationship to the people involved in the project. Besides the original idea of walking with gardens and collection stories, the project also became a platform for sharing knowledge of agro-ecology, sustainable farming, indepence through growing ones own goods and piracy gardening.
We also offered people an opportunity to draw their memories and dream, which led to a beautiful collection of drawings, made by visitors in the garden.
Moving Garden became a fantastic entry into the Palestinians and their rich and complex culture, and we are deeply moved by all the incredible encounters and with the great hospitality we where meet with. The project also provided an insight in the complexity, and systematic oppression of the Palestinian population. In all is simplicity, we believe that a project like Moving Garden can help to show the humans behind the conflict, the place of common, as a contradict the dé-humanisation often connected to the conflict.
We are currently working to finish the filmdocumentation of the project, that will be published as soon as possible.
Concept: CoreAct i.e. Anika K Barkan and Helene Kvint
Concept developing – Ramallah: Anika Barkan
Garden Design and Construction: Bureau Detours by Benny Jepsen & Kristoffer Tejlgaard
Sound design: Astrid Lomholt
Video: Johanne Haaber Ihle
Photo: Andreas Bergmann Steen
The project is supported by
Local committees in Amager Vest, Vesterbro and Nørrebro, City of Copenhagen’s Performing Art Comittee, City of Frederiksberg’s Event Foundation