Secret Garden

Reworking of Justin Bennett‘s interactive audio walk from 2015, part of the group exhibition Mind Your Step, a group exhibition about the art of walking, Amsterdam

04/10 – 29/11/2020
Opening: 04/10, 15-18h

Amstelpark Amsterdam
Amstelpark 4
1083 HZ Amsterdam

Secret Garden is a locative audio walk which was developed for Zone2Source in 2015 and is revised for this occasion. Using an app and headphones, listeners are free to explore the hidden layers of sound spread over the Amstelpark. The sounds are all recorded on location using a wide range of techniques that explore the boundaries of audibility. Vibrations in plants and trees, hidden echoes and the calls of underwater insects form the soundtrack to the walk.

Mind Your Step

A group exhibition about the art of walking
the Glass House and surroundings
October 4 – November 29, 2020
opening Sunday 4 October 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Participating artists: Tim Knowles, Tom Bekkers, Iris Hoppe, Justin Bennett, Chikako Watanabe, Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, Liesje van den Berk, Malú Cayetano Molina & Sonia Pérez, Ienke Kastelein, Isolde Venrooy, Esther Hovers

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Is there a connection between our heads and our feet? Can walking lead to a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us? Philosophers, writers and artists have been pondering these questions for centuries. Kierkegaard was convinced that the mind functions best at a walking pace of 4.5 kilometers per hour.

This autumn, we wander off the beaten track with Mind Your Step: an exhibition and public programme centered on the art of walking. We’ll be featuring an exhibition in the Glass House as well as walks and audio tours developed by the artists. Put on your walking shoes!

The curated walks will be documented with maps, drawings and other documentation. All will be displayed in the Glass House, so that the exhibition itself will constantly keep developing in connection with the world outside.

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