08 daniel birnbaum with johan and mamaza in garden state


Garden State

9-12. January 2014 Mousonturm, Frankfurt

'Garden State' was a 4-day long choreographic event and installation in the Mousonturm, Frankfurt. It was a collaboration between the dance group, Mamaza, and SAC's second-year specialisation, 'Architecture and Aesthetic Practice.'

A Choreographic Community Garden :

A communal oasis, a utopian island, a temporary autonomous zone – open daily and non-stop from 1100 – midnight! We will transform the Mousonturm theatre space into an exotic community garden. The central protagonists of the four-day duration choreography are the innumerable potted plants of all species, sizes and forms. They come from the private apartments and workspaces of Frankfurt citizens, who have donated their darlings for the run of the project. For this botanical general assembly, we as Mamaza + the ACAP, Staedelschule Architecture Class have created a unique choreographic biotope together. Permanent rearrangement, mutating light and sound conditions and mood raising events throughout the entire day transform the Mousonturm stage into a gathering place for plants and people; a mobile, malleable free space, to be inhabited, shared and dreamed up together. You are welcome to bring a potted plant of your own with you as a loan.

Concept and Realization :

MAMAZA (May Zarhy, Ioannis Mandafoundis, Fabrice Mazliah) in collaboration with the ACAP, Staedelschule Architecture Class.

Opening Celebration 9.1.2014, 8 pm
Sunset Gathering 10.1.2014, 5 pm
Garden Party 11.1.2014, 10 pm
Closing Celebration 12.1.2014, 8 pm

For more information on the project, see GARDEN STATE PORTFOLIO