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Flori Canta

Creation date: 2020
Creation place: United States

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Type: Digital Video
Medium and Support: 4K digital video
Credit Line: Gift of the artist
Accession Number: 2020.372
State/Province: California
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March 10, 2020, written by Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith (b 1967)
Flori Canta
4K digital video, 30 minute continuous loop, 2020

In addition to hearing the artist move around her studio and the ambient sounds of East Los Angeles, we hear at five-minute intervals the voices of women singing about flowers and the elements.  
Minnie Ripperton, Album: Come to My Garden, 1970, Song: Les Fleurs
Roberta Flack , Album: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, 1971, Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Mary J. Blige, Album: Growing Pins, 2007, Song:  Roses
Nina Simone, Album: Wild Is The Wind, 1966, Song: Lilac Wine
Odetta, Album: Ballad for Americans and Other American Ballads, 1960, Song: Pastures of Plenty
Cotán Shelf Fabrication: Thomas Linder
Production Assistance: Mar Sudac and Aaron Swanton 
Light, Camera, Edit, and Sound: Cauleen Smith

Special thanks to Marta Zamora and Victoria Sancho Lobis for translations

Gift of the Artist
Last Updated: 8/23/2021


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Juan Sanchez Cotan and Cauleen Smith: Mystical Time and Deceptive Light The San Diego Museum of Art , 3/14/2020 - 9/6/2021

Art of the Americas The San Diego Museum of Art , 9/7/2021 - 00/00/00

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