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Susan Brockman, Hothouse Flower, 1978

Susan Brockman

Hothouse Flower, 1978

16mm film transferred to 4K

13 min., color, sound


"Hothouse Flower is a choreographed film that extends the use of a static camera in a theatrical environment. The film moves back and forth from a stage to a staged event. Music underscores the film as a ballet, the characters are symbolic representations, the cuts move the film along like turning pages in a book. Each element of the film is of equal value: a set, a character, a lighting effect, a piece of music, or a landscape all share in the storytelling as expressive devices in the exploration of emotional conflict and desire." - Susan Brockman