Films A to Z

A world of our own

Runtime:
5 min.
Year of Production:
2011
Country:
Norwegen / Großbritannien
Director:
Production Company:
Berlinale Section:
Forum
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

“The conversation starts: I identify with many persons, like Valeska Gert and Édith Piaf and Patti Smith and Ariana Foster and Rosa Luxemburg
… I think she was a freedom fighter. She was singing love songs and, eh, true life reports.” (from the video transcript)

The video montage A WORLD OF OUR OWN weaves together stories of various Cosmo-figures, female explorers of worlds known and unknown, actual and fictional freedom fighters across different times and places, who assemble for a future mission in the world’s largest financial centre. They are linked through time and space through a montage of various elements, such as drawn animation, video footage shot by the artist, and found footage, combined with sound snippets from different sources, interview excerpts, radio transmission, music, written text, again animated. Both elusive and concrete A WORLD OF OUR OWN addresses current political struggles and feminist legacies, the past seeping into the present and enabling a different future, one in the here and now, a constant loop, just like the video montage itself forms a continuously playing sequence. The accompanying book A-W-O-R-L-D-O-F-O-U-R-O-W-N contains a transcript that uses a narrative to expand on the references in the video, inciting the visual elements of the abstract animated parts. The book contains collages that draw on these references. It is printed on paper made from recycled GBP notes, and the incompatibility between different paper formats (A4 and US letter) give the book its shape.

>>> Exhibition I: Critique and Clinic

FILMOGRAFIE Eline McGeorge (selection)

2011 A world of our own 

back to overview