I’ve been bad but I’ve been good too intertwines the materiality of film with the materiality of the ageing body and transgenerational bodily experience of excessiveness and being in-excess. The child-like uncanny narration addresses the protagonist’s foremothers, and all women and mothers through generations and layers of history. The old film camera from the narrator’s birth year creates a parallel to the outdated film material and the menopausal body. The narration is directed to the grandmother but at times also to unknown foremothers hidden by the structures of control.
Oon mä ollut paha mut oon mä ollut hyväkin
I've been bad but I've been good too