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all roses sleep (inviolate light)
1 min trailer
2022, 4K ultraviolet olfactory video, full video 14:10



all roses sleep (inviolate light) an olfactory video by Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski, blends how bees and humans experience and use the land around us.


Shot in the ultraviolet spectrum with a converted video camera, visitors are invited to see the prairie landscape from a bee’s point of view along with a scratch and sniff card that expands on the pleasant and pungent experience of pumpjacks, grazing cattle, prairie grasses, and wildflowers. As the solitary bee searches and dreams of a rose, the work is meant to conjure questions about our shared future.

The scents in order of the bees course through the film are:

1) natural gas
2) yarrow
3) manure
4) sage
5) wild rose

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. Thank you to Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta University of the Arts for funding to support the creation of this work.

Images 1-6 courtesy of the artists, images 7-8 courtesy of VivianeArt.

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