Royal Garden 1
Artists: Bénédicte Ramade (art critic), Antoine Marchand (art critic), Christopher Catsaros (architecture critic), artists Cedrick Eymenier, Pierre Vadi (with Francis Baudevin and Christian Pahud), Jean-Marc Ballée (graphist)
Graphic design: Mathias Schweizer
Coding: Lionel Dourt
Curatorship: Étienne Bernard, Claire Le Restif
Royal Garden is an online extension of Crédac’s artistic project.
Borrowing its title from the futuristic restaurant directed by Jacques Tati in Playtime, Royal Garden is a shaggy artistic project, a place for the production of multidisciplinary meaning, an exquisite critical, theoretical and artistic corpse.
Royal Garden had 10 seasons between 2008 and 2018.
Royal Garden 1 is a game with simple rules : each guest received a keyword. It is the starting point of production and the title of the posting proposal.
Royal Garden is not an encyclopaedic tool but a production area and proposals. The proposal does not necessarily constitute an illustrative manual of the keyword but a creative space, of thought and experimentation based on this imposed notion. So everyone chooses the way of expression he considers suitable to shape its response.
Bénédicte Ramade responded to “Bestiarium” Antoine Marchand for “Formalism” Christophe Catsaros for “Social Housing”, Cedrick Eymenier for “Hanging Gardens in Ivry”, Pierre Vadi with Francis Baudevin and Christian Pahud for “Soundtrack”, Jean-Marc Ballée and Antoine Marchand for “Poster”, Etienne Bernard for “Mister Hyde” and Claire Le Restif for “Dr. Jekyll”.
Royal Garden is made possible through support from the Region Ile de France.