When She Spoke (2019)

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat

4 channel installation / artist talk

When She Spoke consists of three video sequences showing scenes of three figures: two girls and a young woman.
The scenes are undirected and each moment is captured by chance. The relations constituting each image and the environment in which each sequence was created are coincidental. Regardless of that, or because of that, these relations expose a vocabulary of image production as well as a performative qualities of image making, both in front of and behind the lens.

When She Spoke attempts to sustain an intimate gaze on these figures, their actions and the way they are documented. The work studies how care and generosity function under restrictions of authority.
The three sequences are accompanied by a 16mm film projection of lightning hitting the surface of the Mediterranean Sea.

The work was presented as a video installation in Brakke Grond Amsterdam 2018 and is a lecture/artist-talk. The artist-talk was presented in Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen 2019 and KASKleizing Gent 2019.