Originally from Vienna, André Heller is considered one of the most influential multimedia artists in the world. The man is a touch-all. Songs, literary writings, fire spectacles, flying sculptures, amusement park, etc. Are all works realized by the one whom one classifies among the Austrians of the century. His achievements are also reflected in spectacular and unique landscapes. He transformed the botanical garden of Lake Garda in Italy into a center of ecological consciousness with 2,000 copies of plants from all continents
Heller and Morocco, a long love story
Heller chose to carry out his latest work in Morocco, where he settled in 2006. Two years later, he bought an 8-hectare barren land at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and began construction of buildings there. In 2008, he launched, with his ally and co-creator Gregory Weiss, the design and realization of the Anima garden. Weiss is also Honorary Consul of Austria in Marrakesh.
Through Anima, which means in Greek "soul", the Austrian artist wants to thank Morocco, and more precisely the city of Marrakech for what she has offered him more precious and unforgettable. He also, and above all, wanted to create a place of peace, sweetness, which opposes the frightening and irresponsible madness of the present world.