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Garden Scenes


Installation (2013)
18 signs

The installation Garden Scenes is a site-specific work for the baroque garden of Gl. Holtegaard Museum, Denmark. It takes an outset in Resnais and Robbe-Grillet’s film Last Year in Marienbad (1961) and the baroque conception of park layout as a number of theater sets that visitors traverse. The installation consists of 18 signs placed throughout the park, each with an engraved text fragment from the film. 

Last Year in Marienbad is a hypothetical love story, which takes place in a baroque castle and its surrounding park. The voice-over of the film is an ambiguous dialogue between a man and a woman addressing their previous encounters, the park, its antique sculptures and shaped hedges in a kaleidoscopic reflection on the characters’ possible pasts and futures.