Sonya Schönberger with Norbert Lang and Lea Maria Wittich
My Garden is a sound and text collage based on interviews conducted at Flora I by artist Sonya Schönberger.
The conversations with allotment gardeners dealt with expert opinions and views on the subject of gardens as well as with memories and future prospects of people of very different generations and their backgrounds, whose life paths cross in the allotment garden. While the individual experiences and perspectives,
spanning almost a century, are different, the garden forms a common space of experience. The conversations compiled by Sonya Schönberger were translated into typographic images in collaboration with designer Lea Maria Wittich – trees, flower beds and other motifs that characterize the garden.
In addition, the musical collage, which is the surprising result of a collaboration between the artist and sound artist Norbert Lang, processes the audio interviews from the garden into individual loops as well as a musical sound composition. The result is a multi-layered soundscape that invites reflection on the individual snapshot in relation to the cycles of the seasons and the history of time. Consisting of 13 tracks, the composition My Garden can be heard in the garden via QR codes or on audio devices that can be borrowed from the El Horst restaurant. My Garden appears together with the designed interviews additionally in the form of a record and a booklet.
A project and permanent branch of the Kunsthaus Dresden in cooperation with the allotment garden association Flora I e. V. The project My Garden was sponsored by the Blasewitz municipal district office.
Plot 3 of the allotment garden association Flora I e. V. / Bergmannstraße 39 / 01309 Dresden (stop Bergmannstraße)
All open-air garden projects can be visited daily.