'13 Women, December' (2’53, 2012), Narrated slideshow, performed by Leili Yahr.
Recorded at the sound-studio at HEAD-Geneva, Switzerland.
Written and directed by Ilse Frech.
Concept by Ilse Frech
Part of Exile: Belonging
The poetic text based of 13 Women, December, is written upon the story of Dafina, my mother and the other women, their co–workers at the time, and tells about their journey and experience to leave their homeland, Macedonia, in order to work in a German textile-factory BAWI in Wilhelmshaven. All, except one, would not return to Macedonia and remain living in Germany. The photographs belong to the women some of them originate from the BAWI archives in Germany.
Produced during the MFA HES-SO Contemporary Artistic Practices - WORK.MASTER programme 2011-2013 at the HEAD-Geneva University of Arts and Design, Switzerland.