single channel video installation
7 min, DV
© Jana Papenbroock, 2010

Five women persistently follow the camera through the hallways of an administrative building into a parking lot, through a backdoor and into a dead end, where the camera turns and starts following the women outside. The women’s direct gaze and active persecution of the camera invert and defamiliarize the viewer’s usual objectifying gaze, subjecting him to their scrutiny.

Music: Scott Cazan
Cello: Ashley Walters

Dancers: Mai Ishiwata, Judith Nüßler, Bettina Nampé, Louise Belmas, Blanca Noguerol-Ramirez, Fang-Yu Shen

Screened at
Unlike Gallery Berlin, 2011
Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2011
Ballroom @ Art Cologne, 2010
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, 2010
CalArts, Los Angeles, 2009