During a project residence in Berlin organized by singuhr – projekte in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Chile and the Tsonami Festival in Valparaiso, Jatz Rawicz developed his new sound installation "Harmonic Garden". It is inspired by a visit to the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. While in the Alhambra the water, fountains and ponds of the complex are regarded as symbols of abundance and the representation of paradise, in "Harmonic Garden" Jatz Rawicz uses sounds, colours and light to create a promenade for the senses and a place of contemplation.
The atmosphere of the exhibition site is changing. Architectural elements integrated into the gallery space massively change the perception of space. The incident daylight is reflected by the fixtures, so that very slowly shadows wander through the room. Between and along the walls there are tape loops of varying lengths, from which breathing noises and the sounds of a harmonica can be heard. Similar to the light, the long cassette tapes and the sounds move slowly through the room. Visitors are invited to move freely in these harmonious gardens.
Special thanks to Carsten Seiffarth and Markus Steffens.
Sound recording by Stefan Rummel
Photographs by Sebastián Jatz and Roman März.