This month, we kick off a project long in the making, initiated by curator and La Becque juror Elise Lammer: based on a year-long research process around experimental film maker and artist Derek Jarman, we will start developing a “garden within a garden” on our site, a local homage to the garden Jarman grew around the cottage he spent most of his last years of life in, located in Dungeness on the coast of Kent in England.
Developed in close collaboration with the Estate of Derek Jarman and London art center Bold Tendencies, the Jarman Garden at La Becque is currently in its initial growth phase and will come to full bloom in fall 2019. It will then become a dedicated site for artistic explorations, starting with a weekend of performative and sculptural interventions, screenings and musical performances, in mid-September. Under the moniker “Modern Nature”, the garden will become a long-term platform for public activation of the themes dear to La Becque, namely the intersection of nature, the environment, and technology.
On Saturday May 25, we team up with Le Foyer – In Process, a discursive initiative focused on in-progress artistic projects, to host a public discussion about the venture, and about the process of gardening as exhibition-making (and vice-versa). Taking place around the freshly prepared plot of lakeside ground dedicated to the Jarman Garden, this talk will gather Le Foyer co-founder Yasmin Afschar, galerist and curator Hannah Barry (Bold Tendencies, London), artist Camille Dumond, and La Becque director Luc Meier.
The event is free of charge and open to everyone – no RSVP needed.
Le Foyer – In Process, on Saturday May 25:
The site is accessible from 3:30pm, talk at 4pm followed by an aperitif.
La Becque Artist Residency, Chemin de la Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz