Queen’s Garden

Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré

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Queen’s Garden
13 Min

Queen’s garden is a wandering in the flower queen’s garden of Hyde Park in London with two cameras, and two gazes: the one of Raphaël Grisey and the one of Bouba Touré. Queen’s Garden was filmed in 2013 in Hyde Park, on a trip to present the films Cooperative by Raphaël Grisey, and Bouba Touré, 58 rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris, France by Bouba Touré at Goldsmiths University.

No celluloids but the noise and the glitch of two digital formats colliding with flowers, flowers colliding with other ones, two gazes of kinship, the gesture of planting calling for an other, leisure calling for work, and work calling for contemplation, the noise of the street and of the undercommons, an escape from the english empire remains to the Sahel. This is less the geography that matters here but the oscillation between the flower and the vegetable, the desert and the garden.

The film is either part of a lecture performance presenting the research project Sowing Somankidi Coura or exhibited together with other elements and works of the research project.


Raphaël Grisey

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France, Germany

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