“I invite you to close your eyes and remember out loud, a garden from your childhood. It can be any garden. Your neighbor’s garden, your grandparent’s garden, a garden you passed by every day on your way to school, your family’s garden, even the one potted plant in your childhood home can be considered a garden. I ask you to record yourself on your phone or any other device in a quiet space. With your eyes closed, take five minutes to describe that garden in whatever ways you remember. Start your timer (5 minutes), press record, state your first name, close your eyes and remember a garden out loud. When the timer ends, please press stop on the recorder. Love, Jared”
Jared Gradinger together with Moving in November festival is collecting recordings of people’s childhood garden memories. The recordings will be part of a long-time project by Gradinger, partly presented in the Moving in November festival 2022. The preferable language is English, but you may also use your native language. You can send your recording to this email By doing so, you are agreeing to allow the use of your recording in its public presentation and potential sharings.
Jared Gradinger is a choreographer, artist, performer, and gardener born in the USA and based in Berlin since 2002. He is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of performance, dance, social art, and Nature.
Photo: Jared Gradinger