‘Origin’ is one of the four audio plays that form the sound work Floriade Whisperings.
In 1972, Grace Kelly baptised a lily named after her in a small but uniquely designed pavilion. This pavilion has recently been demolished. In this audio play, Lily Gracia and the Japanese Knotweed talk about their origin, life and glory years. The memoirs take the listener along through the history of the park from the perspective of the two plants and address current issues such as the changing attitude towards exotics.
Concept and research: Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM), Text: Pim Muda, Voice actors: Pim Muda, Olaf Malmberg, Gaby Milder, Sound design: Tijn Hazen, Translation: Ton Heuvelmans