Lady in Red act 2 2016

Lisa Strömbeck 2016, 4 min
20 years after the first video, Lady in Red is still cleaning. This video is shown as a diptych with the one from 1996. I look so much forward to 2036 –another 20 years– when I will have a triptych, a monument of cleaning/immanent work. When I made my first Lady in Red in 1996 I had read Simone de Beauvoir who writes about the immanent work –traditional womens work– versus transcendent work. I wanted to make a transcendent work about the immanent work. Seeing the two videos side by side, they show not only the never ending work of cleaning, but also the aging body and the developement of the home and the video image.