PERSONAL POLITICS Above / stills from the videos.
Directed, Filmed, Edited and Produced by Loulou Cherinet
Video / Performance / 7 loops on DVD
Duration: ABEER (33 min), ARFA (62 min), Dr. ESMAT (16 min), FATMA (55 min)
NORA (47 min), SAHAR (13 min), SAMAA (44 min)
Excerpt from the dialogue:
...yesterday we had a fight and I decided not to ask him. Not to ask him anything! But he doesn't accept that. I imagine that he probably got used to be the one who always controls everything and gives his opinion in everything... and bully me around... so I obey his wish.
I don't know if it's right or wrong... there are so many thoughts that come to my mind... and I don't know how to get rid of them.
Sometimes I feel that I love him very much. Sometimes I feel that I love him very, very much and that I just can't live without him... Sometimes I feel that he's the greatest enemy I ever let into my life.
Above / documented live performances (2003-2005)
An intermediary process is staged where the seven women's stories are simultaneously translated from Arabic by local male interpreters in the exhibition space.