Root Event

5. Werkleitz Biennale 2002 Zugewinngemeinschaft
D 1994

By combining slow-motion documentation of the visceral work of a cleaning woman with an unsentimental voice-over, which relates, in brief, matter-of-fact sentences, the details of a life filled with hardship, Ayten offers a moving portrait of her mother, which nonetheless maintains a respectful distance appropriate to telling one’s own tale in public. Indeed what is the appropriate autobiographical form for a life filled with work and little else?

Hatice Ayten (D), 1994, 8 min.