THE SCHOOL OF TEARS
WAILING WOMEN VIDEO INSTALLATION (2003)
3-Channel Video installation
4:3 PAL DVD
13 mins loop
each screen 2×1,5 m
There is a room with three screens. On each screen, a girl sits in a corner. Only a spotlight illuminates them. Each girl wears a white nightdress and weeps in her own unique way. One looks directly into the camera, another keeps her eyes on the ground. Although recorded separately, there appears to be a mysterious choreography between them. Weeping, they create a song beyond words and boundaries.
Dedicated to Willy Eldagsen †.
Michelle Stieber, Helen Schröder, Esther Becker
- MAGMART, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria / Italy
- Optica Festival, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón / Spain
- Optica Festival, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Córdoba / Spain