Unproductive conversations in paradise
This is a project of experimentation on horseback between botany and the living arts, a dialogue between Ventura Garriga and Mariona Naudin with the collaboration of Odil Bright, which aims to go through precisely this encounter between two worlds that we normally find isolated from each other . Its title, Do nothing, answers a question that has been going through our heads for a long time in different ways.
Ventura Garriga has spent years trying to understand if it is possible to do nothing; Mariona Naudin has not stopped producing stage pieces since 2012 and has long wondered if it makes much sense to continue obeying the fast-paced rhythms of the cultural market. To address this issue we are located in the Old Botanical Garden to immerse ourselves in the world of plants and to put the notion of time and productivity in crisis.
The intention is to generate questions, genuine circuits of thought that arise from the encounter between us in this specific space. We have no goal beyond experimentation and observation and understanding where these circumstances will lead us.
A project by Mariona Naudin and Ventura Garriga, with the collaboration of Odil Bright
Graphic design: Rubén Perpinyà
Voices: Pere Casbas and Francis Hallé
A collaboration between the Botanical Garden – Natural Science Museum of Barcelona and Graner.