Charming for the Revolution
A solitary figure in a leather jacket stands in an empty field and reads out a memorandum, “In the factories, in the of fices, in the hospitals, in old people’ s homes, online, in the kitchens, in the museums, in the movie theatres, we are married! Married to a straight white guy called ‘the economy’. The only thing to do is to ask for a divorce, and a huge settlement.” Thus begins Charming for the Revolution, a film stages a feminist critique of labour and capital from the 1970s (e.g. Manifesto for Housework), with the addition of costume changes. From a disgruntled housewife to Beaudelairean dandy, the protagonist transforms a third time into bird-dandy-wife form, ruffling the feathers of stubborn gender stereotypes while bringing the debate on gendered labour and equity into a contemporary moment.
Organization: City of Women; In
collaboration with: Squat Exercise Collective, Revolting Women Social Workers,
Supported by: EU Culture.