Xeroines

HD-video

stereo or 5.1 sound, 18 minutes

 

crocheted sculptures

wadding, textile, metal wire, radio and film tape; 160 × 110 × 50, 75 × 45 × 30, 80 × 75 × 30

2020

 

 

Screenshots from the video

SHORT CONCEPT

 

The short film ‘Xeroines’ (18 min, stereo / 5.1 sound) aims to do its best to walk on uncertain grounds between despair and hope / present dystopia and disregarded utopian possibilities / sadness and its dismantling. It wishes to offer a stage for fruitful thoughts of different kinds of realities / utopian dream worlds. To places where the dark base of the world could be remade into a most beautiful militant / resisting flower. It wants to stir up the mind’s landscape as a growth place that could become a planet Earth instead of a violent Mars. The leading lights in this quarrel are the thoughts of Constance DeJong, Audre Lorde, Simone Weil, Valerie Solanas and post-industrial former military landscape in Paldiski, Estonia.

 

 

Installation shots from the diploma exhibition. ©  eSel - Joanna Pianka

Photos of the sculptural side of the installation. ©  Pille-Riin Jaik

IMPORTANT CREDITS

 

texts taken from:

Constance DeJong (Modern Love, 1975-1977)

Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider, 1976-1984)

Valerie Solanas (SCUM Manifesto, 1965-1967)

Simone Weil (Need for Roots, 1943-1949)

 

texts read by:

Maria Asamer, Eri Fransson, Djoana Gueorguieva, Nazira Karimi

 

voices singing:

Eri Frannson, Djoana Gueorguieva, Pille-Riin Jaik, Nazira Karimi

 

sound recording/production & mixing:

Klaus Rabeder

 

editing & camera:

Pille-Riin Jaik