Vivian's Garden
by Rosalind Nashashibi, UK 2017, 29'

CAMERA: Rosalind Nashashib, Emma Dalesman 

  SOUND: Philippe Ciompi 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Emma Dalesman    PRODUCER: Kate Parker 
EDITING: Rosalind Nashashib, Lucy Harris    DISTRIBUTION: LUX, London

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
   Presented at Lo Schermo dell'arte 2017 

Vivian Suter and her mother Elisabeth Wild are Swiss-Austrian artists who live together in Panajachel, Guatemala, on a former coffee farm they bought in the 1980s. Their lush tropical garden includes studios where they work, and is shared with their dogs and other tenants, Mayans who help guard them. Elisabeth, who is over ninety years old, and Vivian, sixty, embody a family dynamic in which the roles of mother and daughter are interchangeable.
Rosalind Nashashibi’s 16mm camera enters symbiosis with the lives of the women through close, sometimes furtive shots which capture the intimacy of a secluded, secret place: a look at the everyday life of two artists living in harmony far from their own country. 
Rosalind Nashashibi 
Born 1973 in Croydon, she lives and works in London. Her work consists of 16mm films, photos and paintings. Among her solo shows: Murray Guy Gallery in New York (2016); Imperial War Museum in London (2015) and Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2013). She exhibited at Manifesta 7, the Nordic Triennial and at Sharjah 10. She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. She is one of Paul Hamlyn’s award-winning artists, and in 2003 was the first woman to win the Becks Future Prize. This year she attended documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel and was nominated for the Turner Prize 2017. 

Selected Filmography
2015 Electrical Gaza 2013 The Deliveryman 2012 Lovely Young People 2010 This Quality

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