The Haricot Project is based around the short 1962 award winning French film by Edmond Sechan, Le Haricot (The Bean). The original film follows an elderly French domestic seamstress who cultivates a string bean plant she retrieves from the trash bin outside a floral shop, which she later transplants into the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.
In our remake of the film, we will create a four-screen multi-channel film installation that combines:
* re-staged live action elements using 16mm color film from the original film
* experimenting with the interaction between plant matter and film stock using phytography, a process created by Karel Doing
* garden footage derived from an open call for video