Muted Fanfare for the Shy

2013
16mm film transferred to video, colour, no sound
5 min 47 sec

  The film looks at the exhibitory function of a greenhouse; the collection of fragility in hope of simulating the natural habitat. On the stage the plants become fine objects. Filmed at Wilhelma Botanical Gardens in Stuttgart and entirely from the outside of the Conservatory (built 1852), the building and its contents are animated for the camera.

Title from Farnoosh Fathi’s book of poems Great Guns (Canarium Books: 2013)
Thanks to Lutz Reitemeier, Stephan Pohl, Roberto Santaguida, Jochen Hetterich

Exhibitions:
Borrowed Scenery, Edith-Russ-Haus (Oldenburg 2018, solo)
The Hot Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen 2015)
Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Altes Finanzamt (Berlin 2014, solo)
Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Krognoshuset (Lund 2014, solo)
A Trip Well Travelled, Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart 2014, solo)
Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Narrative Gallery (London 2013, duo exhibition w. Patrik Aarnivaara)