© Laurence Cremel

Atoll de verdure : Jardin du Temps

Nadia Lauro (FR)


La Place du Château / Jardin du Temps Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Jardin du Temps (The Garden of Time) is a stage designed by Nadia Lauro for the 2021 edition of Festival de la Cité Lausanne.

Located on the Place du Château (Castle Square), this open-concept garden is integrated into the urban space. The multilayered green atoll is inhabited by sound, voices, whispers, clouds, mist and choreographic movements. Jardin du Temps is an invitation to experience reverse temporality in verdant world well-suited for listening.

The site is a nod to J.G. Ballard’s 1966 short story “Garden of Time.” The eponymous garden harnesses its energy from the elusive light of picked flowers, all while inverting time to preserve the possibility of an unrelenting propagation. Today, Nadia Lauro’s own “Garden of Time” awakens the idea of slowness and its potential for dissent.

During one week, Nadia Lauro invites the artists Nik Bärtsch, Marco Berrettini, Maud Blandel, Flora Détraz, Don Melody Club, Yves-Noël Genod, Igor Cardellini & Tomas Gonzales, Yasmine Hugonnet, Organ Mug, Otto, Kate NV, Ana Rita Teodoro, Tout Bleu to inhabit the garden.