The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

A Video Installation by Kutluğ Ataman
July 19, 2015–October 11, 2015
Now Closed: July 19, 2015–Oct 11, 2015
Hamilton Building - Level 2

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read (2002) is a four-screen video installation filmed over the course of a year, which centers around the remarkable life of Veronica Read, an Englishwoman with a special passion for Hippeastrum, commonly known as amaryllis.

With over 900 Hippeastrum bulbs in her two-bedroom house, Veronica Read's obsession with these flowers is all consuming. Masquerading as a documentary about the Hippeastrum flower bulb, the work is actually a portrait of a woman wholly devoted to the care of these bulbs, which contain the hope of flowering only once a year.

This video installation is by acclaimed filmmaker and contemporary artist Kutluğ Ataman.

The installation of The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read by Kutluğ Ataman is made possible through the generous support of Baryn, Daniel, and Jonathan Futa. Additional support is provided by Polly and Mark Addison.