You breath life into my bosom. Oleander

In the "language of flowers" (early 19th century) oleander, a shrub with pleasant-smelling flowers and poisonous milky juice, stood for "you breathe life into my bosom".
Circling, pulsing shapes of light (feedback) become the breast for the personified oleander in surreal reflections on this meaning. The metaphor for the feminine is connected with oleander. As a duality and reciprocal projection of their desires they move in a cycle whose significance must still be deciphered.

(Barbara Doser & Hofstetter Kurt)

Orig. Title
Du hauchst Leben in meinen Busen. Oleander
Year
2005
Country
Austria
Duration
10 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Hofstetter Kurt, Barbara Doser
Available Formats
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2005
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
2006
Basel - VIPER Festival für Medienkunst