xx OUR EVERYDAY LIVES
Lebanon/Great Britain / 2014 / 60'
“… even the dead will not be safe
from the enemy if he wins.”
– Walter Benjamin
Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of 10 ordinary people who have been buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed in collaboration with the friends and family members of the deceased, retelling their stories as they themselves would have recounted them. They are compiled with found audio that evidences their final moments.
Production Manager : Jessica Harrington
Research Assistant and Writer (Arabic): Keenana Issa
Calligraphy and Tombstones Design: Dia Batal
Set Design: Abir Saksouk
Set Construction: SPLEX Flexible Designs & Presentation
Sound Recording & Editing: Khairy Eibesh (Stronghold Sound)
In English. Adapted for blind and visually impaired.
The installation is visited in groups of 10 people. Please, make a prior reservation at email@example.com.
Tickets: € 7 / € 5
Co-commissioned by Fierce, Next Wave and Live at LICA.
Developed through the Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme.
Supported by Arts Council of England and British Council.
Organisation: City of Women. In collaboration with Bunker / Old Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana