Review: Margins for Madness — Installation for Radio
From November 23rd to November 30th, Sara Hamdy turned the gallery Blech. Raum für Kunst Halle into a garden and radio space.
The installation Margins for Madness, Undesirable Monuments was part of Hamdy’s ongoing
research looking at the ways in which madness and unreason are socially constructed. How is
madness embodied and embedded in public space? For the artist, the simultaneous seclusion and
exteriority of urban gardens are a metaphor for what we call madness.
Plant lovers were invited to bring their favourite green flatmates and let them be part of the installed garden, which constituted the space for several radio events:
Opening broadcast (extract)
The Museum of Plant Animals (Extract)
Photo: Thies Streifinger