Power, 1999

Power, 1999

Two persons are boxing, a young woman without a shirt and a big man. The black and white image and the timeless space make the atmosphere dream like though the hard action and sounds refer to real life and pain. Power is a statement against the power relations in our society but it can be seen as a symbolic battle for life and surveying through it.

Lasso, 2000

Lasso, 2000

Lasso exposes a moment in a young woman's life; moment at which one's inability to face the other - or oneself, even - is squeezed into a powerful sensation somewhere on the edge of the unreal.

Thriller, 2001

Thriller, 2001

A young girl who lives in the grayness of autumn countryside is testing the boundaries of femininity and masculinity within herself. Sensuality yields as responsibility and empathy turn into a raw, aggressive act that shakes the edges of childhood.

Cave, 2003

Cave, 2003

The woman doesnt succeed in her work. Her trowel fails to break the hard ground. The reality, where one must exist, is left behind as the womans path leads to the cave. Inside the cave in the darkness her hands sink in to the soft ground. The miners, who are able to work on the hard rock effortlessly, are frightening to the woman. She draws back, and hides in the darkness. She has to face a vast, blinding light before being able to enter the new scenery outside.

Victoria, 2009

Victoria, 2009

In the short film Victoria, a nightly blossoming of the giant water lily is depicted. The plant tells the story of European colonialism in the 19th century and hides within its beauty the human need for power and domination.

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