At once precise and meditative, the award-winning experimental documentary Herbaria draws provocative connections between botanical conservation and realms of film preservation. Visiting the National Gallery from Argentina, Listorti — artist, film programmer, and currently manager of the film archive at Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires — carefully gives space to the processes and characteristics of time on the organic matter of flowers, fauna, and celluloid. “Listorti’s own patiently paced, careful lyricism posits saving and preserving plants, history, art and culture as the antithesis to the world of commerce and the advancement of homogeneity, enabling biodiversity in all aspects“ — Brittany Gravely, Harvard Film Archive. (Leandro Listorti, 2022, 16mm and Super8 to DCP, Spanish and German with subtitles, 82 minutes)
Presented in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.