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Zahra Poonawala - Bouquet final

2:50, 2006, Video Art
Bouquet Final is an experiment on harmony, based on Igor Stravinsky’s Fantasy for Orchestra, entitled Fireworks (1908) . In this video, twenty members of an orchestra were recorded separately in their own homes, each playing their part of the score at their own pace and with their personal nuance. This situation where interaction amongst musicians and guidance of a conductor are non-existent results in a cacophonous composition, revisiting the notion of harmony.
DirectorZahra Poonawala

Edition2006 Screenings- Documenta Madrid, 2006 (Spain)
- Naoussa International Film Festival, 2006 (Greece)
- Portobello International Film Festival, Londres, 2006 (England)
- Festival Intergalactique de limage alternative, Brest, 2006 (France)
- MOFFOM (Music on Film, Film on Music), Prague, 2006 (République Tchèque)
- EXIS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, 2006 (South Korea)
-TOKATSU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Tokatsu, 2006 (Japan)
- Bunterhund Film Festival, Munich, 2006 (Germany)
- II International Videopoetry Festival Buenos Aires, 2006 (Argentina)
- Videolab Project, Porto, 2006 (Portugal)
- VideoFormes, Vidéothèque Ephémère, Clermont Ferrand, 2006 (France)
- Rencontres Internationals Paris-Berlin, Vidéothèque, Berlin, 2006 (Allemagne-France)
- Rencontres Internationales de Film dAnimation, Wissembourg, 2006, France
- Rendez-vous Franco-Allemand, Vidéo les Beaux Jours, Auditorium du Musée dart Contemporain, 2005, Strasbourg
AwardsInternational Media Award, ZKM, 2005 Prix Jeune Talent, Filmer en Alsace, Strasbourg, 2005

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Interview

Who is Zahra Poonawala?Student in Visual Arts, Strasbourg (ESAD), specialized in video and sound. Cellist at the University Orchestra of Strasbourg.

Bouquet Final is about...Bouquet Final is an experiment on harmony, based on Igor Stravinsky"s Fantasy for Orchestra, entitled Fireworks (1908). In this video, twenty members of an orchestra were recorded separately in their own homes, each playing their part of the score at their own pace and with their personal nuance. This situation where interaction amongst musicians and guidance of a conductor are non-existent results in a cacophonous composition, revisiting the notion of harmony.

Influences?An everlasting impact is Contemporary classical music, with Stockhausen as an important root.

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