MAMAZA | Germany & Switzerland
«Garden State» gives Fabrice Mazliah and his group MAMAZA the opportunity to establish a utopian state full of pot plants, taken from Basel apartments. A paradise-like garden in Turnhalle Klingental invites you to become part of a special community. You can use this space free of charge to contemplate new modes of coexistence and to put them straight into practice: relax and enjoy yoga courses, concerts, lectures, panel discussions and much more in the garden, and you can even spend the night beneath the leafy sky! The «Garden State» project was inspired by the story of Libertalia, a possibly fictional anarchist island colony founded in the late 17th century near Madagascar in which pirates and freed slaves lived communally in a peaceful environment. As a place of opposition to authoritarian structures and suppression, the «Garden State» is to be understood as a location where everyone comes together as equals. MAMAZA is a collaborative platform based in Frankfurt and works in various constellations. The collective constantly goes against what we expect and challenges our perception of what bodies should do in choreographies. The artists develop stage projects, city interventions and installations.
WE WANT YOUR TOPFPFLANZE! Lend us your Topfpflanze! Register yourself and your plant under: email@example.com
You can also spend a night in your sleeping bag beneath the leafy Basel sky. A nightcap and breakfast with your favourite plant are included. Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAMME GARDEN STATE
TUE 4.9. > 17 UHR
WED 5.9. BIS SAT 8.9.
The Garden is opening up
10.30 UHR: Yoga – Meditation
Bring your mattress and do the sun salutation surrounded by greenery.
on Friday Earthquake Practice with Fabrice Mazliah
on Saturday Jungle Body Weather wih Rebecca Weingartner
12 UHR: Pow Wow
Open space for discussions. Come around and have a seat!
14 UHR: Tree Nursery
on Saturday Plant Voguing with Benjamin Lindh, at 15h Pippi Langstrumpf comes around
on Saturday Pippi Langstrumpf comes around
16 UHR: Safari
Guided tours by experts
on Friday with Khalil Belaid about reforestation projects in man-made deserts, the listeners are welcome to create their own MicroOases
on Saturday Stories of the Plants
17 UHR: Open Mic
Sing, recite a poem, tell us what's weighing heavily on your mind. The mic is yours!
on Saturday with Rüdiger Schiller, accordeon player and singer among others
18 UHR: Speech of the Day
Presentations by scientists
on Friday with Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst (Giessen) about plants and institutions
on Saturday with Céline Baumann about Queer Nature.
20.30 UHR: Sunset Music
concerts with local musicians
on Friday Bandura's Flora Flash – Bamboo Beats, Begonia Boogie & Succulent Disco
22 UHR: Full Moon Screening
on Friday «The Making of Justice» by Sarah Vanhee (BE, 2017, 59min.)
24 UHR: The Garden is closing
Bring your sleeping bag and spend a night under the leafy Basel sky.
> 19 UHR
Tombola/Plant Adoption and Atmospheric Garden Sounds at 19h, The Dance of the Return at 20h
GARDEN STATE ist eine MAZLIAH/MAMAZA-Produktion. | Realisation & Koordination Fabrice Mazliah | Basierend auf einem Konzept von Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis und May Zarhy (MAMAZA) in Kooperation mit der Städelschule Architecture Class SAC | Mitarbeit Rebecca Weingartner, Roberta Mosca, Yanna Varbanova, Johanna Milz | Lichtdesign Harry Schulz | Technische Leitung Ulf Naumann | Sounddesign Johannes Helberger, KLING KLANG KLONG | Matratzen Heleno Bernardi | Produktionsleitung MAMAZA Johanna Milz | Koordination Theaterfestival Basel Eva Heller
Das Gastspiel wird unterstützt durch die Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pro Helvetia. Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Kanton Basel-Stadt. Kultur und das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz International, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.