Katharina Zimmerhackl

Flowerbox ›Belle du Jour‹

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.
I planted the Belle du Jour, filmed and observed it (see also »Belle du Jour« and »Beginning to ›expiate‹«). The dying flowers were collected and are conserved in this flowerbox.

65 x 95 x 10cm | 2015