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Keren Cytter

Rose Garden

2014

Digital HD video, color, sound

08:57 min

Courtesy of the Artist, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin and Pilar Corrias, London

 

A tragic story takes place in a Texan bar. Its drastic course and the lightness of the composition are opposing each other contrapuntally. A virtually musicial arrangement is formed by the repetitive employment of various elements (theme music, changing atmospheres, rifle shots). The therein presented, almost emotionless acceptance of death is contrasted by the narrative of a father speaking to his son. Rose Garden explicitely criticizes the bigot mixture of family values, American gun laws and societal behavioural patterns in general.