A world of our own

Norwegen / Großbritannien, 2011
5 minutes
Eline McGeorge


    “The conversation starts: I identify with many persons, like Valeska Gert and Édith Piaf and Patti Smith and Ariana Foster and Rosa Luxemburg
    … I think she was a freedom fighter. She was singing love songs and, eh, true life reports.” (from the video transcript)

    The video montage A WORLD OF OUR OWN weaves together stories of various Cosmo-figures, female explorers of worlds known and unknown, actual and fictional freedom fighters across different times and places, who assemble for a future mission in the world’s largest financial centre. They are linked through time and space through a montage of various elements, such as drawn animation, video footage shot by the artist, and found footage, combined with sound snippets from different sources, interview excerpts, radio transmission, music, written text, again animated. Both elusive and concrete A WORLD OF OUR OWN addresses current political struggles and feminist legacies, the past seeping into the present and enabling a different future, one in the here and now, a constant loop, just like the video montage itself forms a continuously playing sequence. The accompanying book A-W-O-R-L-D-O-F-O-U-R-O-W-N contains a transcript that uses a narrative to expand on the references in the video, inciting the visual elements of the abstract animated parts. The book contains collages that draw on these references. It is printed on paper made from recycled GBP notes, and the incompatibility between different paper formats (A4 and US letter) give the book its shape.

    >>> Exhibition I: Critique and Clinic

    BIOGRAPHY Eline McGeorge

    Eline McGeorge, b.07.12.70, Norway. Lives and works in London and Oslo.

    FILMOGRAPHY Eline McGeorge (selection)

    2014 With the Free Rider into the Oil Age and Beyond 2011 A world of our own 2007 Travelling Double 2006 Resumed Arrival 2004 Departure of a Stranger 



    Original title
    A world of our own