Tradition and learned habits can be so strong that one cannot even think of different or new possibilities. In the video performance, a woman in closed surroundings is doing her everyday tasks. She recognises the pressure of tradition and decides to get rid of it, even if she could not know what will come after this step forward and upward. The soundscape of a modern big city influences her decision and underlines it.
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English title / Heavy Skirt
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Painava hame
Original title / Painava hame
Keywords / feminism, body image and culture, urban space, women, clothing textiles
Type / Single channel
Genre / performance art, experimental
Country / Finland, Italy
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:03:50
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2016
Cast / Helinä Hukkataival (Cinematographer), Helinä Hukkataival (Director), Anne Biringvad (Actor), Helinä Hukkataival (Script), Helinä Hukkataival (Author), Helinä Hukkataival (Sound Design)