The Distance in Garden - Old man, Gardener and Ferryman
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Someone went into the immense nature, looking for a stone he had never seen before. He found it at the bottom of a lake, he picked it up and placed it in his Garden. What did he see in that stone? The Garden, always there, is formless. It grows with different clues and fragments, creating and being the different parts of Garden. A river I was born to sit by, an island I used to be curious about, a moon at a certain time, a light at a distinct place, …and a stone given to me by an old man. All this has been placed in the Garden. All this became my exploration of the formless in Garden. The owner of the Garden is an old man. He has two helpers: the gardener and the ferryman. When you are on the journey to the Garden, you will see and travel with the ferryman, you might also talk to him and learn his name. When you are in the Garden, you might see the owner, the old man you know from before even meeting him. You won’t see the gardener though, the anonymous architect who talks to you through the Garden. The six pavilions are made for different activities, each pavilion has a specific relationship with nature. In the Garden, there is a pavilion for looking at the moon, which is created for a special day in a year. In the Garden, there is a pavilion for looking at the river, which is built for the knowing water. The Garden exists for a distinct singular moment, and also in the movement of time.