ROSE CONSERVATORY - Jail Sessions
online launch date: June 13, 2020
What can one create in isolation? In the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, an experiment was made to answer this question at a disused imperial era jail, behind the Köpenick Courthouse in Berlin. Held in jail cell no. 56 , no bigger than 2 meters wide by 4 meters deep and 3 meters high, only a desk of materials, video camera and a speaker, playing live the melodic songs by violinist T.O.N.G. in another unknown cell were provided.
We began out artwork for an hour in what proved to be not only an exercise in captivity but a synergy moving between walls, often picking up each others creative reverberations.
I imagined a place that was once a captives home to a overgrown world filled with a life force of giant roses seeding from the residue of human ghosts and germinating from the cracks in the floor.
I placed red lights in the paper roses centre, glowing as if they held a soul and floating delicately as if they were held up by their thin electrical wired stems. Red, an otherwise typical color for roses, is the color for emergency and love. A gentle embrace to a once agonising place, we adjust pain to solitude.
Each rose meaures 60- 80 cm in diameter and made from hand cut and sculpted paper.
Photos by Svenja Kreuger, Vic Harster & Tabea Zorn
Jail Sessions in collaboration with Art Helps
Live Violin: @t.o.n.g_music
Filmmaker : Lukas Augustin
Producer: Stefanie Vayhinger
Simon Wörpel, Fabian Koppri, Thomas Lupo,
Yasemin Lupo, Lukas Bärnreuther, Felix Eichhorn,
Josua Graf, Franzi,Dittman,Tabea Zorn, Martin Steiner,
Juan Rojas, Matthias Schlesinger, Till Farken,
Meike Schmid, Veronika Hertelein, Marie Louise Hein,
Talitha Brauer, Marie Louise Hein, Vineyard Berlin
See video and more at: www.lacybarry.com