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Women Cinemakers particularly interested in exploring the dialogue between the human body and its limits, how would you consider the relation between the abstract nature of the ideas you explore and the physical act of producing your artworks? The idea of the exploration of the human body and its limits is something that emerges directly through Pernille’s performance practice, but as we both bring much of our experiences and interests from our individual practices to our collaborative space this particular area of interest manifests in the collaborative work in a very different way. In House Arrest we see this emerging in the way we perform with the objects in the confined space of the table top. We often refer to House Arrest as a series of micro-performances and the hands/objects are performing for camera. The abstract ideas and the physical acts have been for us utterly linked through the making of the work. Sometimes the abstract ideas have triggered choices of objects and the choreography of actions and sometimes it is the other way around, one or other of us is drawn to working with particular objects or a specific action and once we start to investigate that, to work with it, the ideas and resonances emerge. In her well-known Semiotics of the Kitchen, American artist and performer Martha Rosler inquiried into the taken-for-granted role of happy housewife as an ubiquitous sign of

women's harnessed subjectivity: do you think that social pressure is functional to our patriarchal societies? Do we need to reset the current system of values in order to build a society where women and men have really the same rights or do you think that our current system of values could evolve towards an 'acceptable' situation? We can’t erase history and the embedded values that can often seep from generation to generation. Hopefully an ‘acceptable’ situation can be reached the more equality is at the forefront of a wider, ongoing conversation and interrogation in our society. It is also vital that a deep awareness of equality is embedded into our education systems to ensure attitudes evolve. Of course this depends in which part of the world one lives in but we very much see the change in attitude amongst school children right now and the positive discussions that occur within some schools. Martha Rosler’s, Semiotics of the Kitchen was a huge inspiration when we were developing House Arrest – much has changed since that work was made but we still have some way to go. Another interesting work that we would like to introduce to our readers is entitled BOB & SINK and it follows the journey of a group of oranges through rivers, burns and over waterfalls. We have really appreciated the way it highlight such insightful resonance between environment and

WomenCinemakers // Special Edition  
WomenCinemakers // Special Edition  
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