flowers IV
video installations 2004 - 05

flowers IV was produced at Aalsmeer's flower market (Amsterdam). The video sequences show workers dyeing flowers and grasses. First white flowers - preferably carnations, asters, roses and baby's breath - are immersed by hand in dye lots, the excess dye shaken off, and at last the flowers are packed. The video shows excerpts of the dyers' of synthetic colours. Flowers, the epitome of natural beauty, become the metapher of artificiality - and precious objects become ordinary and turn into hazardous waste.

Technology: projector, DVD player, video loop 8 minutes without sound