The Garden is a fictional world based on the experiences of seventy athletes. The film shows how movement gives us a mentally and physically multidimensional landscape of possibilities. As if we have received new eyes to see the world. By listening to the athletes’ stories, I developed a language of movement that expresses very precisely their personal experience while exercising. Every scene could be seen as a performance in which I established a particular contact and meaning with the body and its environment.
A special inspiration for The Garden is the book The Art of Setting Stones from landscape architect Marc Keane. I want to thank him for bringing this beautiful book into the world.
Performers: Hans Bakker, Janne Bless, Etienne Graanoogst,
Voice: Eva Karczag
Camera: Emo Weemhoff
Editing: Riekje Ziengs
Sounddesign: Peter Oskam & Olmo van Straalen
Grading: Barend Onneweer
Music: Bart de Kroon
Re-touch: Thijme & Szafrańska