Women in the Box
1998 – PAL. 30:36 min, video projection in the window of a temporary construction trailer
When darkness falls, one discovers fragments of an oversized, naked female body in the window of a container on a large construction site in the middle of the city. A giant seems to crouch inside, twisting from one position to another, filling the trailer's entire space. The public can only view the work from outside. The window works like a peephole. The focused gaze of the voyeur is not the only subject here because also different associations may come to mind: Memories of being imprisoned, held prisoner, being secure or hidden, for instance.
The title is also to be seen as a reference to the German idiom for a finished film shot: "in the box".
The work was first presented as part of the trailer project "Brückengang" at Heumarkt in Cologne from 8 - 15 November 1998.Actress: Angelica Schubert