Bring us your plant
I invite you to create an imaginary garden with me
It is a space for plants to talk,
And for us to talk with them.
I once loved a plant with all my heart,
It was a cactus plant.
It was hard every time I was sad, and there was difficulty every time I was happy.
It was torn from my heart, then my heart exploded.
From November 23rd to November 30th, Sara Hamdy, artist in residence at Radio CORAX, turns the gallery Blech, Raum für Kunst Halle, into a garden and radio space.
For this event, plant lovers are invited to contribute their favorite plants to the installation and let it be part of the imaginary garden for the time of the exhibition. All plants will be very well taken care of.
On Saturday, November 23rd, the space will be opened with a live radio performance, for which we invite all plant contributers and participants to wander through the garden.
Bring us your special plant:
We open the doors for your contribution at Blech, Raum für Kunst Halle e.V., Am Steintor 19
from Nov 15th – Nov 22nd, daily from 3 pm–5 pm
& from Nov 24th – Nov 29th, daily from 5 pm–8 pm
Opening: On Saturday, November 23rd, at 6.30 pm:
with a live radio performance, for which we invite all plant contributers and participants to wander through the garden.
The garden and radio installation is part of Sara Hamdy’s long-term project Margins for Madness: Undesirable Monuments, an ongoing research looking at the ways in which madness and unreason are socially constructed. How is madness embodied and embedded in public space? The simultaneous seclusion and exteriority of urban gardens and rural woods are a metaphor for madness.
Photo: Cactus, Behman Hospital-Helwan 2019; Credit: Wafaa Samir