NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
AUSTRALIA/GERMANY, 2020, DIGITAL, 15 MIN
GERMAN/ENGLISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
During the 1980s, the transcript of a witch trial was found in the archive of a family property in southwest Germany. Plant (879 pages, 33 days) unfolds a conversation between mother and daughter that switches between the historical facts of the trial, and personal, ancestral connections to the site. A collection of photographs handled and dissected throughout the film act as carriers for unseen histories or intergenerational transmissions.
Ruth Höflich is a visual artist working between photography and moving-image. Her films have been exhibited and screened internationally including at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hidden Bar (Art Basel), Lothringer 13 (Munich), and Recess (Melbourne) amongst others. She holds an MFA from Bard College, New York.