Glowachrome Garden is a durational installation and performance based on a series of images, photographed on 35mm slide film. They show fragments of landscapes and gardens. Somewhere on the border between exhibition, slide show and performance, the viewer enters a dark space and spends time with projected images and sounds that are slowly and constantly changing.
Various slide projectors are operated by performers who are who are continuously presenting and moving new images in the space. The space changes. New places are emerging. There is a constantly changing soundscape created on site from sound extracts that refer to a natural environment and are live mixed, just like the images. The viewer becomes a witness to a compositional process in which images are carefully placed in resonance with time, space and sound and the viewer can discover different angles and perspectives in this composition.
Images in different degrees of abstraction and recognisability appear next to and over each other. The projections show the concrete, photographed reality in picturesque images that evoke dreamy memories. These images are placed next to more abstract, graphic compositions. The narrative potential is sensible but remains unresolved in a quest for atmospheric refinement and spatial precision. Abstraction arises from concrete reality and seems to be gradually taking over. The viewer feels his attention meandering through color and light in a garden where sounds of howling wind, electronically manipulated crickets and a buzzing sinus tone almost bring the images to life.
Concept, performance and images Evelien Cammaert dramaturgy, performance Alice van der Wielen-Honinckx scenography, performance Joris Perdieus sound design Harpo 't Hart artistic advice Bart Van den Eynde, Meryem Bayram, Mesut Arslan, Simon Baetens
Production Platform 0090 co-production C-Takt, workspacebrussels, Playground Festival residencies C-Takt Dommelhof, wpZimmer, Performance Art Forum (PAF), De School Van Gaasbeek, Workspace Brussels, M Leuven, C-Mine In collaboration with Master in Theater, Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL) and Tiny Things