Distant Garden

In collaboration with Ali Kanal

Distant Garden is a site specific installation that created by Ali Kanal and Didem Erbaş. The work is based on The Voynich Manuscript which was dated the beginning of the 15th century. Taking the question ‘how would an artificial garden in the future look like?’ as a starting point, the artists, aimed to bring out a heterotopia in the artificial garden created by combining organic and industrial materials with artificial lighting setup. The work was constructed during the dialogue process between the artists between Izmir and Istanbul. This garden plot, which goes beyond the present time, is also an attempt to question the possibilities of coexistence of species, independent of the culture-nature duality.