It has been claimed that plants, when raised in a domestic environments, form a close emotional bond with their human cohabitants. Perhaps plants even grow differently when exposed to heightened human emotions. Continuing my research into this phenomenon in an intuitive, and pseudoscientific manner the video Perennial observes the on-screen dynamics between human and plant performers. In the films and television series’ from which I have collected footage, domestic plants have a noticeable presence on the edges of the frame. In this video, their supporting roles are thrust centre screen.
Presented as part of Channels Festival 2017.