Women to remember Short films by OFF at Kunstmuseum Brandts
As the world at large struggles with its multifaceted gender troubles, we’re witnessing more locally what might be Kunstmuseum Brandts stepping into its future – and yes, you’ve guessed it, this future is female. It might be a new age of showing art that changed (and changes) the world by yielding a different sort of power – somewhere between soft and hard, an ideal space where categorising that power is not even necessary. Or, well, it might only be a coincidence.
Nevertheless, the short-film installation, “Significant Women,” selected by OFF for Kunstmuseum Brandts fits this future (real or not) like a glove. Without checking my bias, I stepped into the cosy loft cinema expecting to watch portrait films and stories of politicians, heads of state, long-serving justices, icons, and forces to be reckoned with. My recipe for “significance” was deeply flawed, as I came to realise.
The stories on screen are not of grandeur or of changing the world at the helm of some Western super-power; they are not biographies of women who beat the odds and opened doors otherwise historically closed to them. These are stories that write their own definition of success and power, of failure or significance. You will remember them all – I guarantee it!
I’m not familiar with the stories of the women behind the cameras, but if the work they chose to make is a testament to their lives, then I know they are strong and weak, perfect and flawed, hopeful and skeptical and the entire spectrum in between; or the entire spectrum beyond. Or none of these – I don’t know, my guessing game is biased.
Watch the films for yourself and make space in your life for the stories of these women: they will prove worthy companions.Link to the event
Elena has an MA in American Studies from SDU, and currently works as Features Editor for arts and culture publication PETRIe. She is interested in visual culture and contemporary art, design an...