The Winter Garden

December 14, 2009

ADA at Het Gemaal / 30.12.2009 – 4.01.2010

Shaw Gardens (August 1915)


Between 30 December and 3 January ADA will create a winter garden in ‘t Gemaal as part of the exhibition Florida organised by Tent.

People are invited to view the surrounding botanical display and to use the garden for coming together, meeting, talking, relaxing and reflection. The garden in ‘t Gemaal forms a thematic point of departure for a number of activities.

On all days a diaporama can be viewed and listened to in the garden. The diaporama consists of a series of slides by Matts Leiderstam (Gothenburg, 1956), and is accompanied by an audio recording of a lecture by him. Leiderstam researches the complex relationship between landscape and seeing and the genre of landscape painting. He adopts different roles by researching (art-) historical documents, copying paintings and looking through historical, optical instruments. In his work Leiderstam brings together these different gazes, asking us to look at well-known landscape images anew. In his lecture, Leiderstam will talk about these issues in relation to recent work, amongst which is the project Grand Tour.

The Winter Garden programme in ‘t Gemaal:

Saturday 2 January 2010 | 17.30 – 20.30
17.30 Kitchen Lecture, a performance by Deirdre M. Donoghue, hosted by P for Performance.
The performance is accompanied by a meal.
19.00 Interior Arcadias. A lecture on video by artist/designer/writer Mark Pimlott on the architecture of interior public spaces.

Sunday 3 January 2010 | 15.00 – 18.00
15.00 The Symbolics of Swimming Pools in Classical Cinema. A presentation of research by video artist Margo Onnes.
Coffee Break.
16.00 Poetrying, an open poetry reading organised by artist duo SKART and Maja Bekan for P for Performance. To participate with your poems please send your name, date of birth and 2 poems to: pforperformance[at]gmail[dot]com
17.45 Music for the Plants. A ‘garden concert’ specially composed for plants byGerwin Luijendijk.

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