Filmoteka Muzeum

The video was made specifically for the exhibition My Mother Is Not Holy (Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, 2008, curators: Anka Sasnal, Martyna Sztaba) inspired by Piece on Mother and Motherland by Bożena Keff. The work revolves around the dance of two women – both in white dresses. They alternately pull closer and push away one another. This brings to mind a struggle of two bodies that are both willing to dominate. One of the outstanding elements of this formally refined film is the composition with the window/door in the upper right corner of the frame. The women climb on one another to the hole, as if they wanted to jump out. It turns out that the window is really a door, so they can go through and easily come back. The escape is not ultimate, it might be just a joke, a power struggle or a warning. Baumgart presents the scenes of combatting traumas, impotence, one’s own shadow and the past.

Year: 2008
Duration: 7'14''
Language: no language
Source: HD video

© Anna Baumgart

Acquisition date: Nov 24, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit