The installation deals with the trafficking of women as a part of the international sex trade. It consists of eight synchronized projections that encircle the audience. Each projection shows an empty, untidy hotel room. A cleaner moves from one room to another, tidying them up. With each room, a narrator describes the experiences of the trafficked women. The stories are based on interviews and studies of prostitution and sex trafficking. As the viewer turns to follow the narrative, the rooms behind them become again untidy. The cleaner continues her endless round.
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English title / Eight Rooms
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Kahdeksan huonetta
Original title / Kahdeksan huonetta
Keywords / feminism, human rights, women, sex, exploitation, human trafficking
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, political commentary, documentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:16:45
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2008
Cast / Mark Roberts (Director), Minna Rainio (Director), VIRTA productions / - (Producer), Ville Hyvönen (Producer), Valotalo productions / - (Producer), Riitta Elstelä (Actor), Tuomas Järvelä (Camera), POEM / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Nadja Leinonen (Narrator), Mark Roberts (Script), Minna Rainio (Script), Mark Roberts (Author), Minna Rainio (Author), Petri Kuljuntausta (Sound Design)