Rini Hurkmans
video works
2003

Dear Son

Dear Son (fragment 0:54)
2003

video installation
dimensions variable
6:00, sound

In the film Dear Son, a seated female figure is continuously folding a white shirt on her lap. The colors in the interior of the surrounding space in which this endlessly repeated action takes place and the clothes of the woman are constantly changing while the position of the woman doesn’t change. The patterned pieces of textile date from different periods in history and are from all over of the world. One sees the colors changing from light, spring-like colors to intense yellows, reds and more subdued colors, to nuances of silver, grays and blacks.

During the film, one listens to an ‘interior monologue’ in which the voice of a woman reads a letter to her dead son.

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