The Tree I Want to Buy

The Tree I Want to Buy HD DVD Video, Pal 16:09, in color and sound, with Turkish and English subtitles, 04' 55", Stockholm, 2014

Elmas Deniz’s video work;

In the video, we see the artist with a 600-year old oak tree in Ekerö, Stockholm. She obviously intends to buy the tree. She walks towards it, moves around it, touches its trunk to see if it is in good condition. Towards the end, she takes some notes of money out of her pocket and counts themseveral times. The film ends as she walks away from the frame and mistakenly drops her money. The film has sound, an ambient noise. However, we never hear her voice, except when she is she pointing out the tree at the beginning. But through the subtitles we share her inner dialogue.

The video was produced under the auspices of the International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm in March 2014. Thanks to Iaspis Director Lisa Rosendahl and the IASPIS team, Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Karen Diamond.

Director/post production/camera/cast: Elmas Deniz


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