dimanche 24 juin 2007

Gerda Steiner & Jôrg Lenzlinger

Gerda Steiner & Jôrg Lenzlinger, Falling Garden, San Staë church on the Canale Grande, 50th Biennial of Venice, 2003

"The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer. The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.

Components: Plastic berries (India), cow pads (Jura), waste paper (Venice), baobab seeds (Australia), beech, elder and magnolia branches (Uster), thorns (Almeria), nylon blossoms (one-dollar-shop), pigs’ teeth (Indonesia), seaweed (Seoul), orange peel (Migros shop), fertilizer crystals (home grown), pigeons’ bones (San Staë), silk buds (Stockholm), cattail (Ettiswil), cats’ tails (China), celery roots (Montreal), virility rind (Caribbean), wild bore quills (zoo), banana leaves (Murten), rubber snakes (Cincinnati)... "

Gerda Steiner & Jôrg Lenzlinger, Brainforest, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan), 2004

"In the rain forest of the brain, the bio-diversity of thoughts proliferates and the intellect's short-circuits whirr in your eyes. Needless to say, as time goes by the circuits get tired and nervous; there are burn-outs and failures. But chance creates the most sparkling ideas."

Gerda Steiner & Jôrg Lenzlinger, Méta jardin, la maison rouge Paris, 2005

"The biodiversity of colourful junk meets the biodiversity of brilliant exclusivity. Growing and decomposing structures live in the same territories hand in hand. Values dissolve. A dense vegetation after the big crash!" All info from artists website

Magnifiques jardins à réflexion!
Splendid gardens with reflexion!