Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Artist Arne Quinzes installation, My Secret Garden, encourages visitors to explore their own mental place where they keep their most personal thoughts, memories, desires and secrets. My Secret Garden is complementary to his other work, Rock Strangers, on the coastline in Ostend, which is a public confrontation with alienation in the centre of the city. Quinze invited Belgian author Saskia de Coster to capture the alienation which the Rock Strangers exude, as well as the intimacy of My Secret Garden (exhibited at Kunsthal Rotterdam) in contemporary stories and distinctive film footage as the projects were running at the same time. The documentaries are explorations of both projects, through interviews about Quinzes work, unique footage of the making of the installations and uncanny performances. The outcome is a quest for the traces of these works in each and every one of us. The complete box contains two book publications, two documentaries (DVDs) in four languages: Dutch, French, English and German.