– 2018 | croatia | 10’ 38’’ | stereo | hd, 16 mm, 1920 x 1080
in collaboration with: Jasna Jasna Žmak, Ivan Marušić Klif, Hrvoje Nikšić, Ivana Meštrov, Iva Kraljević
To describe working processes in the household, most frequently the verb “to maintain” is used rather than “to work”: – maintaining the apartment, surfaces, different objects, the decorative ones and those for use, maintenance of the home appliances we use…
By using automation in the household, with the intention to make the work easier and to downsize it, some tasks have gone from the female hands to the machines: – tiding up, cooking, wiping, spin-drying, heating up, chopping, foaming, stirring, raising, cooling…
Automation didn’t create free time. Instead, the standards of cleanliness and care have gone so high as to create a new load of work and responsibilities that didn’t exist before.
A woman’s area of responsibility has now been expanded, introducing the sense of guilt and shame; guilt for the children being late for school, guilt if they don’t eradicate all the bacteria from the sink, shame for not noticing the first signs of cold weather…
And so, little by little, in the place of spin-drying came the piano classes.
By means of different audio, textual and image scores connected to the process of using home appliances, texture, and materials that I feel with my hands, I am thinking about their potentials, images they reflect and vibrations they resonate through time, creating possible narratives of the relationships today, voicing the character A and B.
a: I told him I knew all that, that it used to be even worse, that women used to work from 3 to 10 pm, like in that film by Krešo Golik that, what a wonder, was not filmed by a woman.
b: Why wasn’t it shot by a woman?
a: She didn’t have time.