Posted on September 9, 2013 by Ties Ten Bosch


During the ‘Verborgen Tuinen 2013’ event, I created a closed hatch at the garden of a housing block in Charlois, Rotterdam. This hatch could be a way to pass to another space, ┬ábasement, tunnel or whatever. But in the meantime it is also an exit from such a space to the garden. What it really is we will not know, because the hatch appears to be locked tight!

The first idea for this work came to me already a few years ago, but was never executed. After seeing Ryan Ganders contribution to the Documenta in 2012 it came back into my mind. Being asked for a contribution for the Hidden Gardens festival gave me the perfect occasion for trying out this work.