A variety of scars on women’s bodies are labeled either “surgical”, “self-inflicted” or “other”. The categories break down and overlap as the tape progresses, the image interrupted from time to time by scenes of a scarification. These sequences are interspersed with appropriated images of mountains and avalanches, with accompanying text. A metaphor is developed between natural disasters and the arbitrary control and violence which affects women. Unexpected survival strategies emerge in the attempt to gain self-determination and transcend the loss of power over the body.

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  • DVD,
  • H.264,


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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre