Balga


16mm | B&W | mute | 4’30 | 2012

This film is inspired by a plant native to Australia, the grass tree. I was attracted by the slow growth of the trees,their spectacular figures and the ways in which their existence connects the land, the plant and the people. High contrast black and white film was used to capture and document the movement of the grass tree, as a way to reflect their visual poetry.
The scientific name of the grass tree is Xanthorrhoea preissii, people also call it Balga.

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