A woman and a girl are in an empty arena. The woman is dressed in accordance to the female code which represents service (hostess) and professionalism (business suit). The girl is dressed according to a toned-down children’s version derived from this code; she is pre-programmed. The women communicate in a sophisticated way, using flashing lights and paper tissues. The girl imitates the woman, who teaches her to be strong and not to betray any of her emotions. A spotless white cross is suspended from the shoulders, in the way a gun or a guitar is carried, giving it both carefree and defensive connotations. By tilting the cross to one side, the imperative masculine sign gets caring and nursing overtones. From the central point of this powerful sign, white tissues emerge. The woman and the girl cast the contents away like unused, soft white leaves. In an apparently casually executed choreographic game, the girl is taught how to live and thereby how to survive.
woman: Karin van Pinxteren
girl: Georgie Frankel
On invitation by De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek
May 7 – May 14
photography Peter Cox Eindhoven