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CoSA Garden // Pollinary Dances (2018-2021)
A project by LATERNA // Marianne Skjeldal and Inger-Reidun Olsen

This project is part of CoSA - Concerning the Spiritual in Art 2018-2022) and are taking place at Black Box Teater Oslo (NO) and Museum of the St. Petersburg Avant-Garde' (RU)

CoSA Garden is the choreographic growing of sister gardens in two countries (NO/RU). CoSA Garden BBt – the vertical, outdoor garden wall that we will build on the façade of Black Box teater in Oslo is a visionary green supplement to the local community, a living art work, a green lunge, a place to make a pause, to meet people, inviting to interaction between plants, humans and pollinators, through an extended Pollinary Dance.

In the sister garden in St. Petersburg, at the Museum of the St. Petersburg Avantgarde, we are revitalising the museum garden, thinking of this practice as a dialogue with nature, plants, place, people in this place, the past, present and future. We are curious to see how the building and growing of the gardens can create movements in smaller - and larger scale, as a local/trans-national choreography/Pollinary Dance. Sustainability and a listening to nature is a cornerstone in the CoSA project.

'CoSA Garden - Black Box teater', Oslo (NO). 2018-2021                             'CoSA Garden - Museum of the St. Petersburg Avant-Garde' (RU).

                         ALL RIGHTS SERVED Inger-Reidun Olsen // 2022