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

Screenshots from the video


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


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