Gerwin Luijendijk

     
       

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Bonsaiman, HD-video, 13:30 min, 2015

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Bonsaiman is a portrait of a bonsai grower working in his nursery: a man obsessed by his hobby. The video shows the grower in different poses at his garden, frozen in his activity. In a wait-and-see manner he uneasily looks into the camera lens, while a traditional Japanese song accompanies the images. The subtitles that are literally criticising the man are suggesting the translation of the song's lyrics