Six Videos About Plants

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  • Six Videos About Plants

  • Artist: Diane Borsato
  • Year: 2003
  • Duration: 6:30
  • Country: United States
  • 1. Teaching a Plant to Locomote - 1min 15sec
    2. A Plant Teaching Me to Eat Light - 50 sec
    3. Apologizing to My Plants - 1min
    4. Consulting My Plants - 1 min
    5. Watering the Plants - 1 min 15 sec
    6. How to Kill a Cactus - 30 sec

    In this series of artist videos, houseplants are featured as lively performing objects. A ficus is consulted, a diefenbachia is taught to locomote, a fern is apologized to, and a cactus meets a terrible fate.
    Humourous and poignant, the interactions of Diane Borsato and the houseplants, touch upon motifs of loneliness, empathy, and representation; and the surprising heroism of the small, the inanimate, and the underestimated.

  • Accession #: 2749
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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