Resilience Garden: Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

    Photo: Pete Carr
    Date/Time: 14 July 2018. - 28 October 2018. 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Event: Exhibition - Resilience Garden: Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?
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    Open Saturdays, 2-5pm

    75-77 Granby Street 
    Toxteth 
    L8 2TX

    Mohamed Bourouissa has created a garden working with local people, gardeners, school pupils, teachers and artists. The artist was inspired by a garden made by a patient of the psychoanalyst and writer Frantz Fanon at the Blida-Joinville Psychiatric Hospital in Blida, Algeria. Fanon’s patient created the garden as occupational therapy, reflecting the organisation of his mental space through its structure. Bourouissa researched and learnt the patient’s approach to botany, architecture and therapy in order to create a similar garden in Liverpool. The garden has been conceived as a space of ‘resilience’. Some of the plants are native to Algeria and others have healing effects. A film documenting the garden and its evolution is presented at FACT.

    Mohamed Bourouissa is commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Kingsley Community School and Granby Four Streets CLT