Modern Nature #2
My garden's boundaries are the horizon
Sat 10 April 2021
Derek Jarman in his garden
**A new reading group and gardening club for queers, organised by Glasgow Artists Moving Image Studios (GAMIS) with Glasgow Seed Library, CCA.**
Inspired by the filmmaker Derek Jarman and his beloved garden at Dungeness, Modern Nature takes its name from Jarman’s autobiographical novel, published in 1991. Together, the group will read some writing on and by Jarman, watch extracts from his films, and delve into his queer gardening methodologies – cuttings, foraging, beachcombing.
Modern Nature will grow alongside the development by GAMIS of Batson Street Laboratory (Bat. Lab.), a temporary outdoor cinema and social space beside the historic site of Govanhill Picture House. In future months, the reading and growing group will have the opportunity to gather here, help develop the space and practice planning, building and tending the garden.
Our second gathering, ‘My garden’s boundaries are the horizon’, will begin with a demonstration of gorse flower pickling by curator and cook Lydia Honeybone. We will then discuss together Chapters 1 - 3 of Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature. The meeting will take place online via Zoom, on Saturday 10 April 2021, 11am - 12.30pm. Audio and text versions of the reading will be provided in advance.
[Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios](https://glasgowamis.org/) (GAMIS) are a voluntary group working with artists, architects and historians towards bringing cinema and the arts back to the historic site of Govanhill Picture House.
[Glasgow Seed Library](https://www.cca-glasgow.com/about-cca/glasgow-seed-library) is a living repository of organic, open-pollinated seeds, designed to be freely borrowed and deposited by growers across Glasgow. Initiated in 2019 and hosted by CCA, Glasgow Seed Library aims to cultivate climate, food and community resilience.