Reservations: via IFFR websiteSara van der Heide
's film Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden
(56') will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Saturday 24 January at 7.15pm. The film is presented in 'Signals: 24/7', a programme that considers modes of time as they change under capitalist conditions. Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden
is a travelogue in form, colour and rhythm, of the artist’s repeated encounters with nature’s manifestations. The laws of nature offer a model for a reconsideration of time and value; a model that also considers decay, death and stillness; processes beyond growth. Van der Heide speaks to our biological clock by showing a rhythmic montage of images of growth and decomposition that she filmed in her garden during one year.
The film is part of Mother Earth Breathing
, a work that encompasses a second film and a performance, and that was commissioned by If I Can't Dance as part of Edition V (2013–2014). This work contemplates the reciprocal relations that exist between the earth, the body and breath through the notion of life's circularity. Mother Earth Breathing
premiered during If I Can't Dance's Performance Days
in Amsterdam last November.
Mother Earth Breathing is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.
The programme of If I Can't Dance is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the municipality of Amsterdam.