Brit Bunkley

Floral (2009)

5 min 37 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Floral juxtaposes international military and environmental apocalyptic paranoia (perceived and real) with the pristine natural beauty and pacifism of New Zealand. In this video I have focused on the stunning natural beauty of the southern North Island hill country. In some sections I have combined and composited 3D animations with high definition footage.

One central feature of the video incorporates examples of North Island New Zealand. This type of erosion will occasionally produce a strikingly symmetrical conical hill with a single tree at its apex. Native wildflowers and homage to Herzog's Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972) (Aguirre – who hallucinated a galleon in the trees of the Amazon) also feature in this magic realist series of linked vignettes."

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