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Gardens of Fez / Rehearsal

A film project by Heidi Vogels
Production: Heidi Vogels
Conceptual advice: Manon Bovenkerk for near/by film

Gardens of Fez is a long-term research and film project that centers on the walled gardens in the medina of Fez in Morocco.


Vogels research throughout the years unfolded a cartography of spaces, practices and knowledges linked to the garden. Drawing on the notion of heterotopia as drafted by Michel Foucault, Gardens of Fez explores the interplay of different dimensions of a shared reality as it used to be. The garden exists therefore as a space in between, allowing moving from the site to the subjectivities that inhabit(ed) it.


Rehearsal is the last and conclusive stage in the development of this project, and includes a scene in which the characters of the film meet for a reading in reflection of the process and its conceptual frame - a metanarrative as seen through the lens of cinema.


Rehearsal is part of the film essay Gardens of Fez, and will be presented as independent 3-channel installation.

Website Gardens of Fez
Gardens of Fez: midlength film (60 minutes), Rehearsal: 3-channel installation (20 minutes)

In production
Expected release: 2019