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Orchid Show

2013, HD Video, 13:24 min

A video work that documents the annual orchid show at the New York Botanic Garden. Orchid Show critically observes notions of spectacle, gender and beauty as a query into the staging and imaging of nature. For the audio the sounds of the garden fold into a classical composition for piano, Kaleidoscopic Changes on an Original Theme, Ending with a Fugue (1924) by Ruth Crawford Seeger, by one of the few celebrated female composers of the early 20th century.

A.K. Burns, Orchid Show

Video still from Orchid Show

A.K. Burns, Orchid Show

Video still from Orchid Show

A.K. Burns, Orchid Show

Video still from Orchid Show

A.K. Burns, Orchid Show

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Orchid Show, 2013. HD Video, 13:24 min

The Orchid Show, 2013 from A.K. Burns on Vimeo.