A collage of two-dimensional images of vegetation, each appearing only for a moment, sometimes as a single image, more often with other bits of stem, leaf, bud, or petal. Often we see only the outline of objects against a black background. Black and green are occasionally joined by fragments of orange or of white and blue.
35mm, rewatched. It has long been one of his key films and one of his first films that i saw, that immediately left me in the territory that the French call "époustouflé". Organic and vegetable materials are glued onto the film which when projected varies, in an extreme kaleidoscopic cadence, textual and textural light alternations.
"I was very annoyed with Hieronymus Bosch’s painting of the same name, which envisions nature as puffy and sweet, while the humans are suffering these torments. After all, nature suffers as well. As a plant winds itself around, in its desperate reach for sunlight, it undergoes its own torments. We are not the only ones in the world."