ONTOGENY

by Janis Crystal LIPZIN
2021-2022 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 9' 07

During the worst drought in decades and in the summer of the second year of the pandemic, my 30-year-old organ pipe cactus finally bloomed. Ontogeny exposes a startling display as the cactus develops from flower to fruit, “the pink-tipped sepals peeling back millimeter by millimeter until…it retreats and shrivels, a ball gown turned to rags.”
— Ligaya Mishan “on night-blooming flowers” NYTimes magazine Oct. 11, 2021

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 40,00 €