Making a Girl Read a Letter by an Open Window

2014 / 2’46” (cont. loop) / 16mm & HD / color / silent

Apples are painted to resemble their 17th century counterpart while the trajectory of an artificial sun is carefully considered against a legion of reflectors. This silent film observes how cast and crew work tirelessly to reimagine Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading A Letter By An Open Window as a single-screen installation without ever reaching a result.

It was exhibited as part of the Framing Vermeer exhibition at Prinsenhof Museum in Delft, Netherlands from 2 May until 2 August 2015.


Thanks to Menno Otten. 16mm photography by Elisa Grasso.

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