2005-2009 / 16mm / couleur / sil / 14' 00
Bouquets 11-20, filmed in Italy, Switzerland and France, was delayed by the weather and a series of related technical/aesthetics incidents. The ten little films (1 minute or 1440 frames each, with the exception of 23 frames or nearly a second more for n°16), continues the work begun with the series Bouquets 1-10 and 21-30. This consists of weaving in camera visual aspects of the filmed reality in order to bring into existence specific features of the cinematographic image, hopefully placing us on a boundary outside the traditional rôles of description or abstraction.
Content-wise the graphic-aesthetic procès is related to social/economical politics and philosophy. Nearly every civilization disappeared due to mayor environmental issues and we are, in heading in that direction, repeating history. R.L.
10 Bouquets, each one minute long, all filmed at ecological sites.
BOUQUET 11 - Oasis de la Roche Bleue, near Plaisans, Drôme
BOUQUET 12 - Farm de la Mhotte, Saint Menoux, Allier
BOUQUET 13 - Site agroécologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard
BOUQUET 14 - Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, Loire-Atlantique
BOUQUET 15 - Azienda Agricola Cascina Piola, Serra-Capriglio, Asti,
Nord Monferrato, Piedmonte, Italy
BOUQUET 16 - Silvai Confiture (jam), Haute Bléone, Prads, Basses-Alpes
BOUQUET 17 - Hôtel –Pension Beau-Site (Label écologique européen), Chemin sur Martigny, Switzerland
BOUQUET 18 - Farm de Crozefond, Saint Aubin, Lot et Garonne
BOUQUET 19 - Les Jardins du Marais, Parc Naturel Régional de Brière, Hoscas, Loire Atlantique
BOUQUET 20 - Site agroécologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard