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Performance with a Washbowl Projection / 2015

HD, 12:12 min, 16:9 (vertical), color, sound

The viewer observes a female body, placed in a neutral setting, carrying a heavy iron wash bowl, filled with water. The body position is on tiptoe (an attempt to simulate a ballet position, which is to be seen as aesthetically pleasing.) We hear a monologue from Jean Luc Godards Vivre Sa Vie (A Life To Live, 1962).

In a dynamic interplay with the picture: the casual and lightly tossed phrases spoken by female voice become a self-imposed rule or even a maxim. Here the irony can be seen between the celebrated grace and femininity and the heavy burden / responsibility of a modern woman. It's about holding out. It's all

about balance.

“We‘re free. I raise my hand - I’m responsible. I turn my head to the right - I‘m responsible. I‘m unhappy - I’m responsible. I light a cigarette - I’m responsible. I shut my eyes - I’m responsible. I forget I’m responsible, but I am. Escape is a pipe dream. After all, everything is beautiful. It’s life.”

Sound Design

Jochen Jezussek

1Bildschirmfoto 2014-11-27 um 22.09.14.p
2Bildschirmfoto 2014-11-27 um 22.09.25.p
3Bildschirmfoto 2014-11-27 um 22.07.13.p
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