Lebanese artists Etel Adnan and Simone Fattal, along with revered American theatre director Robert Wilson together create a universe where poetry, sound and sculpture overlap, as well as a framework that enables them to construct situations in which memories are transformed into objects, objects into memories, fiction into reality, and reality into fiction.
Garden of Memory is based on a succession of these shared memories and experiences, manifested in the form of a mental landscape, a non-linear narrative and a choreography filled with both immutable and variable elements. The thrust behind it all is the reading of a poem by Etel Adnan entitled, Surge.
This book includes poetry, essays, artworks and a conversation between Etel Adnan and Simone Fattal moderated by Mouna Mekouar.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Garden of Memory: Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal, Bob Wilson at Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, Marrakech (14 May – 16 September 2018).
English and French text.