THE SCHOOL OF TEARS (weeping song)(2003)

3-Channel Video installation
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


* Optica Festival, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón / Spain
* Optica Festival, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Córdoba / Spain
* Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria / Italy