Walking Backwards, Alex Cecchetti

Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield EN2 9HG

14 Sep 2019 - 11:00 AM to 15 Sep 2019 - 6:30 PM

Walking Backwards, Alex Cecchetti

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Artist, poet, choreographer and gardener Alex Cecchetti presents the incantation, Walking Backwards (2013-ongoing), specifically re-conceived for the eight-acre, historical garden of the little-known and enchanting Myddelton House, once the home of gardener and botanist Edward Augustus Bowles. Inspired by the remarkable biodiversity of the vegetation, guides lead audience members, one by one, on a backwards walk. Accompanied by the whispers of a guide, as plant species, pathways and thoughts come into unexpected view, Walking Backwards weaves together dream, botany, poetry, intimacy and trust. Part of the General Ecology project. For more information, including how to get there and free shuttle times, click on 'Read More'. 

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Myddelton House Gardens is located in Enfield. Click here for a map. The closest station is Turkey Street. London Overground runs a frequent train service from Liverpool Street Station to Cheshunt. Click here for a timetable of train services

Walking Backwards is experienced one-on-one. At busy times, you may have a small wait. The Bowles Museum, as well as a café, are available on site until 4pm. Click here for further information.

A free shuttle will depart from Liverpool Street Station towards Myddelton House Gardens at the following times on both Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September: 
10am (arrives 10:45am)
12pm (arrives 12:45pm)
2pm (arrives 2:45pm)
4pm (arrives 4:45pm)
Click here to reserve a space on the shuttle service, until spaces last. Please note, you can only reserve a space once you have booked a ticket to the event. 

Produced by Emily Rudge. Curated by Lucia Pietroiusti as part of General Ecology.

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Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, 2019, commissioned by the General Ecology Project at Serpentine Galleries, Myddelton House Gardens, 14-15 September 2019. Photo by Talie Rose Eigeland.
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti

Walking Backwards
Courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist
Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards

Alex Cecchetti, Walking Backwards, courtesy of the artist