The Enemies of the Rose

Duration: 5 mins
|15 Seconds
Sound: Silent
Ratio: 4:3
Original Format: 16mm film
  • Nature


The Enemies of the Rose was made in Margaret Salmon’s garden in Kent, UK. The dramatic, yet symbolic title is taken from a guide by the National Rose Society of England. The book describes the many pests and diseases that can affect a rose. The footage follows a progression through the garden, from day to night. It presents a poetic sketch of the minute narratives, movements and relationships within this supposedly domesticated space. The work looks at color and form, performance and abstraction within everyday activities and organisms.

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