Flora
Nan Hoover, 1986, 6'34''

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'Flora' is a study in visual perception. Hoover uses the petals of a flower to create indefinable compositions that transform themselves with the slight changes in light. 'Light slowly moves across a flower suggesting to the viewer summer light-clouds moving across the sun, the light intensifying the colour and form of the flower. The silence of the images I hope, would recall in the viewer images once seen or dreamed of.'
‘Flora’ is part of an installation that consisted of two video recorders and two video monitors. The video tapes showed close-up views of a lily. The installation was set in a public place: the ‘Hortus’ in Amsterdam seemed like an obvious choice since the images related to their surroundings.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Stef
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"Light slowly moves across a flower suggesting to the viewer summer light - clouds moving across the sun, the light intensifying the color and form of the flower. The silence of the images I hope, would recall in the viewer images once seen or dreamed of." - Nan Hoover
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  • Date: 1986
  • Length: 6'34''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: poetry
  • Keywords: light, perception, nature