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Documenta 11
8 June - 15 September 2002

Documenta / 2002 / Tour / Binding-Brauerei

 
 

Kutlug Ataman

Kutlug Ataman

* 1961 Istanbul, Turkey. Lives in London, Great Britain.

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The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read, 2002
Video projection on four transparent surfaces

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Four hanging, transparent surfaces create a projection room with openings at the corners. Seen from the outside, different views of the interior and of the the opposite and side surfaces result, allowing 4 passages of the video to be observed at the same time.

The subject shown is Veronica M. Read, who began cultivating amaryllis (Hippeastrum) in 1994, and who now maintains the National Hippeastrum Collection of the National Council for Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG), which currently contains 700 plants.

With fascination, Kutlug Ataman documents the dedication with which Ms. Read devotes herself to her passion in her home in the London suburbs. In the hour-long interview, he gets the plant lover to reveal even intimate fantasies.

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