We often bring flowers to our loved ones in the hospital. And then, in the dark, these flowers become the silent witnesses to the changes the patient makes in their transition from life to death.
‘Night Blooming Flower’ is a meditation on death, memory, acceptance and the passage into the world of the dead, specifically the moment of leaving. This circular film is projected onto a Vietnam era parachute that gently sways as if breathing.
Night Blooming Flower – https://vimeo.com/71889466
Internationales Kurz Film Festival Hamburg – June 4 – 9, 2014:
photos: Xenia Zarafu, Vanessa H, Anne Backhaus
Witteveen Art Centre/ Gallery, Amsterdam – Oct. 9 – November 10, 2013: