The Garden (2014, 56 minutes), DCP

The film is a travelogue in form and colour of her yearlong presence in her allotment garden near Amsterdam. With her camera she has followed the leaves changing colour and shape; the upcoming, decomposing and dying of plants and other inhabitants and passers by of the garden. Through the cycle of the garden, cyclic energy and time speak out. And offer a model for a reconsideration of time and value. A model that follows the biological energies and rhythms, and considers not only growth, but also decay, death and stillness. Processes often overseen in a capitalist society which emphasizes the spectacular and (excessive) linear growth.


A year long filming

From April 2013 to April 2014

In an allotment garden of 330 m2

Tuinwijck, Amsterdam

Camera and montage: Sara van der Heide

Color correction: Sara van der Heide and Guy Molin

Technical guidance: Guy Molin

Camera stand-in: Kyle Tryhorn

Commissioned by If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

shown at a.o. If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, IFFR, The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form
Part of the Kyiv Biennial 2015