Katharina Zimmerhackl

Beginning to ›expiate‹

Belle du jour is the name of a climbing plant that produces new buds every morning. They open during the day and die in the late afternoon/night. Belle du Jour is also the name of a movie by Buñuel, in which a married woman, played by Catherine Deneuve, starts working as a daytime-prostitute. This work, consisting of three parts, delves into this allegorical conjunction between female sexuality and the fleeting beauty of nature.
The video merges the repetitive movements of the flower with fragments from the dialogue within Buñuels film. It starts to tell a story of constant dominance and submission within the field of love and relationships. 4:3, 13:36 min. | 2015


Photo: Clara Wieck