Installation in two parts (2008) about the silent white world of the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Emily wrote
in her self-chosen isolation nearly 1800 poems.
Location of the installation:
hall and cellar of Manor Kernhem (1803) in Ede.
The video registration lasts three minutes.
The soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend –
Or the most agonizing Spy –
An Enemy – could send –
The installation in the hall
In an attempt to camouflage her bad body odour, due to a chronical kidney disease, Emily Dickinson surrounded herself with flowers with an intense fragrance. Often her garden is subject of her poetry.
Affixed to a mirror, Emily’s portrait is lying on the bottom of the pond. While looking at it, your face fuses with hers.