Film installation [28 min.]
Carnation is a film based on a true story about the relationship between two neighbours, both artist. Henk is an artist in his twilight years. Daily he longs for his dear friend and neighbour Rinke who brings his groceries and leftover flowers from the supermarket. Rinke enjoys these daily visits but is challenged in his role as caregiver.

It's a film about what does caring looks like through the subjective eyes of the lens: 'It’s about ‘the attempt to care’:
the constant shifting between fragility versus perspective,
grip versus confusion.'
Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam 2023 | Arnhem 
The Netherlands | © Pelle Nijburg, August 2023
Film by
Pelle Nijburg 

Henk van der Ploeg
Rinke Nijburg