3 Peonies

Stephanie Barber

2017 | 00:03:13 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Memory, Mental Landscape, Painting, Poetry

3 Peonies is a brief, poetic 16mm film of a simple sculptural action. What becomes apparent is the humor possible in material interactions and the tender and sometimes melodramatic symbolism of cut flowers. The reverence for beauty ends up pointing towards the abstract expressionism and color field painting of high modernism that, in many cases, eschewed the banality of such ‘natural’ beauty. The collaged soundtrack subtly contemplates mental illness and is gently insistent behind the flatness of the utilitarian sounds of ripping tape.

- Stephanie Barber

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Exhibitions + Festivals

Media City, Ontario, Canada

Girona Film Festival, Spain

Image Contre Nature 18, Marseille, France

Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Altan Khalis Independent Film Festival, Mongolia

San Francisco International Film Festival at BAMPFA, CA

KLEX in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, United States

European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück, Germany

IndieLisboa, Portugal, 2018

Particle & Wave Media Arts Festival, Alberta, Canada

Split Film Festival, Croatia

IndieCork, Ireland

Barcelona Short Film Festival, Spain

New Orleans Film Festival, Louisiana, United States

ULTRAcinema Festival MX, Mexico

San Francisco Cinematheque at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, California, United States

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