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Breathing Chasms: Rita Ferrando’s Ikebana

By Saffron Maeve / June 14, 2022

By Saffron Maeve “Soil does not come to life of its own accord.” So says Rita Ferrando in Ikebana (2021), a poetic documentary short about ecological temporality and the Japanese art of floral arrangement, which screened at IFFR earlier this year. The sediment is instead churned into existence by decomposing trees and heaps of fallen…

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