The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

2002


Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read is a four-screen video installation focusing on an English woman who talks over the course of an entire year about a flower bulb. With over 900 Hippeastrum bulbs in her two-bedroom house, Veronica Read’s obsession with these flowers is all consuming. Masquerading as a documentary about the Hippeastrum flower bulb, the work is actually a portrait of a woman wholly devoted to the care of these bulbs, which contain only the hope of flowering once a year.