Risa Horowitz


houseplants & homemaking | 2016 | HD video, 1920x1080, 4'02"

dragon plant schefflera

stills, from HD video, 1920x1080, 4'02"

houseplants & homemaking is a short video of my houseplants as they are bathed in morning sunlight. I created the piece in response to the Reference Points call for submissions because I related to the descriptions of moving on and asking what 'home' means. As an artist I have lived in seven provinces. I have lost many reference points from stop to stop: but the houseplants are with me. I care for them and they comfort me. The video is also a lament for my grandmother, who died in 1998, and the terrifying anticipation my mother's death at some point, maybe before I can move back to Ontario.

A video created for Reference Points, a video program curated by Strange Strangers, at YYZ Artists' Outlet on Friday, May 13, 2016.

houseplants & homemaking, Risa Horowitz 2016.

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