Things Unseen :
Artist and filmmaker Heidi Vogels presents Things Unseen (2022) video 13’33. This video is part of her long-term film project, Gardens of Fez (2012-2022): a research about the disappearing gardens of the medina of Fez, the former royal city of Morocco. The dilapidated gardens, located in old palaces and Riads, touch upon the opposing worlds of inside and outside. Worlds that are defined by the walls and surfaces of the city as well as by its social and cultural structures. The film evokes the gardens through stories and memories of its residents, portraying Fez as a city where memory and imagination are deeply intertwined with everyday reality.
Heidi Vogels is an Amsterdam-based artist and filmmaker. She studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her multi-layered stories explore the interstices of what she calls ‘the different sets of the visible’ that often extend into programmes in exchange and collaboration with participants and guests. For several years, her work has centred on heterotopic spaces, specifically the garden. This resulted in film projects in Morocco, both in the medina of Fez and the oasis of Tighmert, and in the city district Amsterdam Nieuw-West. She recently exhibited her work at le18 in Marrakech, Jut Art Museum in Taipei and TENT in Rotterdam.