Clip Amazilias

1997
Orig. Hi 8 3’

It is the scientific name of a hummingbird that fell from its nest and that I cared for for two weeks. Before releasing it, I installed a sprue to the branch of a tree in the window of my room with a nectar that I made myself and that I changed every day: 3 cups of water for 1 of sugar. When observing that it returned to me, I placed a video camera in the window connected to a TV in which I could and appreciate in a greater scale the hummingbird illuminated by the light of the morning, of the dusk, in the rain … For two months, from seven in the morning to six in the afternoon, the hummingbird came to be fed at the water fountain every 15 minutes.
His very presence transformed the waiting time into a poem …