Won’t You Buy My Pretty Flowers - Contour 556 October 2020

Won’t You Buy My Pretty Flowers

Won’t You Buy My Pretty Flowers was made for Fiona Hooton to project on the walls of Verity Lane Canberra, as part of Localjinni’s AlleyHart video walk for Contour 556 Canberra’s public art biennial, and the Design Canberra festival. In a video studio Jacqui Bradley and Krista Schmeling stood either side of the screen as Martyn Jolly projected the original slides through a pair of magic lanterns. The video was assemble by Amr Tawfik and then projected from a mini projector. The life model magic lantern slides were made by Bamforth & Co after 1897. The song was written in 1877 by George W Persley and Arthur W. French.

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