/ Tuin der Lusten (Garden of Delight)

Project July 25 to September 19 2009

Rene Jansen

When invited to query presentation René Jansen proposed to turn Nest into an indoor city park including allotments in which tomatoes could grow, performances could take place and people from the neighborhood could meet and relax.
As a result during the summer Nest was filled with earth, grass, vegetables, a mushroom cave with a stage on top and a dark basement for the growth of chicory. People gathered for performances by amateur and professional dancegroups, country-rockbands and experimental artists while enjoying the fruits of the garden that were cultivated by volunteers from inside and outside the DCR, the cultural breeding ground in which Nest resides. During this week groups of children came around to learn how a cucumber grows or how to cook a stuffed pepper.


Opening July 25 2009, planting and seeding with a special performance

John Dear Mowing Club


Dance, improvisations and performances


Three dance groups take the stage at the garden.


Performance en installations presented by Zeebelt, September 5 2009

Rachida Ziani & Dewi de Vree
Wolfgang Bittner
Nieke Koek
PJ Roggeband

Zeebelt takes the stage in the garden with an evening full of installations and performances based on the link between the biological and the scientific.


Closing dinner event with performance organised by Danslab, 19 September 2009

Bruno Listopad

The Tuin der Lusten ends with a big dinner made with ingredients that are produced in the garden over the summer. Danslab organises a performance by Bruno Listopad to accompany the event.



John Dear Mowing Club