THE GARDEN & THE BOTANIST


PROSPECT COTTAGE

Screenplay and performance
TMBR Assembly︎
2018

Orginially shared in a reading performance at a TMBR Assembly in Brussels spring 2018. 
Published later as a screenplay on writingplace.org and performed at CIVA, Brussels in collaboration with composer Marthe Belsvik Stavrum.



excerpt

FIRST CYCLE:
BE ONE TO MAKE ONE


CUT TO: GARDEN, EXT. EARLY EVENING


In the frame we see a variety of greens bathed in a soft turquoise light. The frame is broken by an irregular presence of familiar sounds. We are in a rundown garden that seized to exist as a garden and ran into wilderness until a Lord cut his trees about thirty years ago and the plot was once again considered to be worthy of being a garden, or seen as something that had the right to be cultivated. The garden is partly overgrown with bushes and trees whose branches and twigs lay low and embrace each other in the spaces in between, with intuitive arms whose leaves make crisp sounds as cassette tape in the hands of a con artist. Their veins squeezes and frowns as the larvae makes its final move and cuts into the leaf with slimy, guttural sounds. It silently wishes it could eat louder, as to finally warn off the gardens ever circling predators once and for all.

THE BOTANIST

”You had to account for every move, arrival or exit. In the world there was a conspiracy against improvisation. It was only permitted in jazz.”

THE GARDEN

You already knew this but I guess the conspiracy became visible when you crossed it and images became the currency. You long to stay inside. You long for that breeze; that experience, that love. I am a voyage, I have seized to exist as a place, I exist as your desire and dream, your faith and death. I love you too but you are not my god. I think it’s honest.


READ FURTHER AT WRITINGPLACE︎


Special thanks to TMBR Assembly

CIVA

The Garden:
Annee Grøtte Viken

Music:
Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

The Botanist / The Official; ‘Seduction Of The Minotaur’ by Anaïs Nin, Penguin Books, London, 1993; , p.5, 9, 10, 14, 31, 33

*Derek Jarman, Modern Nature

Postcard (upside down): Ravello, Rufolo Villa, Gardens seen from the height. ediz. Carlo Cicalese – Ravello

Image: The growing tip of a fine root – By Clematis [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia Common




Table of Contents

                 


text


Domestic Encyclopaedia
with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

Nature Boy
Rights of Way
Amy Gowan · Onomatopee


JPL
for Jean Paul Laenen Estate

Federation Levitationcommissioned critique

Sitterwerk in Situ
editorial
Accattone #6


Terra Nova
Painting Fake Minerals
Accattone #6


OSLO PILOT
extracts from:
It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time


El Condor Pasa
with Carlo Gaston Goncalves Accattone #7

The Art of Becoming
for Nina Frankova

The Cognizant Fish
for Nina Frankova

Flip Tortilla
Oblique Kitchen Glossary for the Lebanese Sajeria with Alonso Vasquez

Chapter Two · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum


Lost in Translation
for Ines Cox

The Garden & The Botanist
at CIVA

Chapter One · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum


It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time
Onomatopee

The Octopus Slay in 80 Ways
Public Sandberg
70 fingers and 14 eyes interpreting the Sandberg Graduation Show


The Moonpalace ‘D3ATHfromAB0V3x - 659 points 9 months ago‘ Public Sandberg

Jewellery Persepectives writingplace

Pool Made of Mirrors
Take Me On Podcast series

Only A Paper Moon
Macguffin Magazine
The Window


After Dark
Take Me On Podcast series

Cosmicomics*
Writingplace ·
ArtEZ Ma Corpo-real







image

I am Selbu
Somme si, tå stenresearch project

Terra Nova
Accattone #6

Material Skin
visual research in
Accattone #6

Were You Blonde? research project

Mechanisms of Detection
for jewellery perspectives

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
with juri suzuki

Exercices de Style
with pauline bayet

Went Out For Cigarettes and Never Came Back albergo rosa

KOLA SUPERDEEP‘Table Tableaux or The Act of Letting A Person Into Your Home’
albergo rosa


From Pastels and Gunpowder to Blood, Coffee and Tobacco Stains

albergo rosa

A is for Adjutant, P is for Paperweight
for jewellery perspectives

Monster in the Livingroom
Macguffin Magazine
The Cabinet






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