1st workshop / PACT Zollverein, Essen: January 24th to 31st 2010

2nd workshop / CENTQUATRE, Paris: March 29th to April 4th 2010
Public presentations: Saturday April 3rd, 1pm - 7pm, free
Portes ouvertes : Samedi 3 avril, 13h - 19h, gratuit >>

3rd workshop / ¨cˇu'm„a*, Istanbul: October 3rd to 10th
Public presentations: Saturday October 9


Bouge le Jardin / Walk the Garden

« Walk the garden » is a project created with and for the inhabitants of the 104 neighborhoods.

A set of participatory mobile gardens stroll the streets of the 19th and 10th district inviting the passer-by to participate in a joint creation. The initial idea is very simple: turn 5 shopping carts into green pretexts to start conversations and turn, turn and turn them around the island of 104 to finally populate it with plants and stories from its surroundings.

Hello. Would you maybe have a small sprout or a flower on your balcony, in your kitchen, at your window you could offer to the garden that trots at your encounter?”

The plants rooted in the carts wandering around the city are the portrait of the generosity of its inhabitants. They are literally the fruit of a common initiative - that of cultivating at the 104 the taste of people whom it hosts and of offering a space to cherish the time they might spend together while gardening or discussing, doesn’t matter.

In order to allow the participants to come and visit their own work of art, and to offer the project bigger visibility we propose to leave “walk the garden” in the space of the Hall Curial for the length of one week (3 – 10 April). All the plants should survive without any problems as the mobile gardens are equipped with high quality materials. At the end of the exhibition time, if possible, we would insist on replanting all the plants in the external gardens of 104.

Thank You in advance


« Bouge le jardin » est un jardin du partage, un jardin de rencontre fabriqué avec et pour les habitants qui respirent autour du 104.

Jardin participatif mobile, il a germé sur une idée simple : transformer des charriots de supermarché en jardinières de conversation, et tourner, tourner dans les rues autour de l’île 104 pour les garnir de plantes, les remplir de sourires.

Bonjour, auriez-vous une petite pousse sur votre balcon, dans votre cuisine ou n’importe où chez vous, à partager, à offrir au jardin qui roule à votre rencontre ?

Les plantes enracinées dans ces caddies poussés sur les trottoirs sont le portrait de générosités additionnées, sont le fruit d’un élan commun pour cultiver au 104 la saveur des gens qui l’entourent, pour y rouler des terrains de discussion, pour y marcotter l’envie d’échanger.

Pour donner une plus grande visibilité au projet « Bouge le jardin » et permettre a tous ceux qui y ont contribué de venir visiter l’œuvre dont ils sont co-auteurs, nous proposons de prolonger la vie des jardins mobiles. Nous désirerions que les jardins participatifs « habitent » la Halle Curiale du 3 au 10 avril, avant d’être si possible gentiment replantés dans les jardins extérieurs du 104.

Merci d’avance

Mme Solange Veyre; Ecole 17 rue de Tanger; Paroisse Notre Dame des Foyers; Mr Manuel et Mme Maria Da Silva; Mr et Mme Marques; Mme Croisie; Mme Atias Djamila (O Rendez-Vous Délice, rue Mathis); Mouhamad du Centre Sportif Mathis; Doritz Gourysco; Mr Tenga de la Pharmacie 22/24 rue d’Aubervilliers; Amrouche du Restaurant Le Mediterrant; Mr Jean-Marc Brossier; Hôtel Campanille Paris; Mr Marco Mota; Mlle Cynthia; Institut d’Esthétique Fontaine



Scraps (2:31)
is a part of the And You Can Use This Too project by :
Lucie ANTUNES - Camille BAUDELAIRE - Fuat METE - Ellen REID -
And the kind second hand donations of the artists in residence at CENTQUATRE.



can one confront his/her internal battle through the audience?

can the audience feel empathy?

what do these connections symbolize?

how much can femininity be reflected under a black covering?

Is this covering a border or a freedom?

Is the heard kara same with the listened kara?

*KARA means dark in turkish

performer: eda gecikmez

sounds: tuna pase

2010~paris, 104


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