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
“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.”