A video produced for Paul Kendall's new album "Angleterror".
Audio produced by pk- Video filmed and edited by louve
Cat Werk Imprint 2011
I am a mother but I have not delivered you. I am the one who takes care, the one who thinks about daylife details, who listens, gets worried, encourages, interacts while defining boundaries. I love you. I have raised boychild and girlchild for the last five years (and known them for 10 years). Boychild is asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism. I filmed boychild for my haiku project: I’m not very good with video, but I’m trying, this was one of the first video I did. Boychild really got into the story telling. The “magic fish dog” he is playing with in the video replaced one of his dinosaur. At the time of the video, he was 13. Some of the unused raw footage are remarkable, boychild has this unique capacity to abstract himself from the real world and dive into a complete imaginary world of fantasy.
I feel like a mother I am like your mother but some will say, I’m not a “real” mother .. Even though I have fully embarked on motherhood. One can question what it takes to be a mother. I wonder. Biological mother can fail and show very little attachment and concern for their off spring... Even though she has carried in her womb her child, I wonder... How is it possible in the end to suffocate/ annihilate what you have created?
I have faced difficulties a few times but somehow we have managed together to overcome all our issues.
They have grown up, girlchild is now 18 and boychild is 17 but they are still children to me.
Are they My children? Mine? No. I guess they belong to themselves.
female:pressure launched an awareness and solidarity campaign for the canton of #Rojava (located in northern Syria), where women participate on all levels of decision making and building a new society from scratch, with built-in social, racial and ethnic justice, religious freedom, ecological principles and gender equality. About our campaign http://www.femalepressure.net/rojava.html
Our benefit compilation http://femalepressure.bandcamp.com/album/music-awareness-solidarity-w-rojava-revolution
The donations will go DIRECTLY to the women of Rojava to build a women's village on location called The Village Project: http://weqfajinaazad.org/en/index.php/news/954-a-village-for-women
'Afraid Of Women' is an audio-visual cut-up produced by Olivia Louvel using sampled sounds and re-fragmented images sourced from the internet. It is an attempt to highlight the formidable solidarity and courage of these women fighting on the front line against IS / Daesh. "When they hear female voices, they get very scared. They're afraid of us, afraid of women."
There are over 7000 women fighters on the border of Northern Syria. These women are collectively known as the YPJ or the Women's Protection Unit, an all-women unit. To build a new society in Rojava, they are forced to defend themselves.
Audio-visual refragmented by Olivia Louvel + Mastered by AGF
Sources BBC News / Günther Steinmeier / Russia Inside / PBS NewsHour