March — September 2021
10, 11, 12 September 2021
Bärenzwinger Gallery, Berlin
The Double is an immersive installation by Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus (Hydrangea), commissioned by Easterndaze x Berlin 2021, and presented by Subtext Recordings. The Double is part of a fictitious quantum entangled network of European colonial gardens with which the artist duo is engaging. In The Double, botanical spaces are problematised, as sites of camouflaged violence, of appropriation and deletion. This iteration of the work takes place on the twin islands of Bärenzwinger, formerly used to cage captive city bears, and engages with the history of Köllnischer Park, once owned by the Freemason lodge.
The Double will be presented to limited audiences as listening sessions on the evenings of 10, 11, 12 September 2021.
The project by Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus is a part of the annual programme "bricolage" initiated by the Bärenzwinger curatorial team. You can find more information here: www.baerenzwinger.berlin🡥