Pangardenia is an epidemic that has taken over the gardens and gardens that have taken over us. It vests everyone with the desire to grow or be grown by somebody else. We, St.-Petersburg artists, want to explore this phenomenon, find the new life forms generated by this epidemic and study the old ones which were preserved and hidden in the gardens. Pangardenia is made up of four paths: Parniki, Abandoned gardens, Wandering gardens, and Post(non)human gardens. One day for each path (subtheme) and a closing move of Pangardenia.
Pangargenia, a natural chimera, embraces Panic sensibility of the wild and guarded gathering of the
garden and gradina, elemental and structural, growing and digital. What can bear fruit in these liminal gardens ? How can we explain gardens to non-human agents ? How can we mediate smells and touch to AI ? How collecting data from real gardens can help us to cooperate with nature and technology?
Mediation in AIR Gallery
AIR Gallery at ITMO University will be a public offline event. The first specifically art&science space, AIR Gallery will open its doors with the Pangardenia show. The show will include works by St Petersburg artists, Anna Martynenko, Natalia Tikhonova, A&S students from ITMO, Anastasia Kizilova, Bioroboty019, Natalia Fedorova. The courtyard will be filled with 240 petunias grown by Natalia Balabanova in self-isolation. The tour is a personalised guide with artists interviews, curatorial descriptions and opportunity to Q&A through the chat of the channels.