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).