THE UNKNOWN

THE UNKNOWN (2017)

In situ per­form­ance at the Fest­iv­al Of Regions 2017; video doc­u­ment­a­tion

A woman is stand­ing alone at the side of the road – is she a hitch­hiker, a pros­ti­tute, seek­ing help, flee­ing, dis­placed, lost or deranged? Her looks, any­way, are incon­spicu­ous: appar­ently loc­al, con­ven­tion­ally dressed, no lug­gage oth­er than a hand­bag, aged around 40. She is try­ing to wave down cars.

Once a cars stops she does not get in but rather tells short excerpts from first-per­son accounts by women driv­en into vari­ous kinds of depend­ency through the opened win­dow. The texts are based on the film script of “It Happened Just Before” (Anja Salomonow­itz, 2006).

The Unknown (2017) Teas­er.