A Woman Calls Back

25 / 06 / 2016 _ 18:00

She lets go of her coat and throws herself towards the telephone.
The coat hinders her, she kicks it out of the way.
She picks up the receiver.

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A WOMAN CALLS BACK is a homage to the pathology of love as a losing game, where female performances from film and music are appropriated to fit a larger phenomenological narrative exhibited at the Wolke residency.
Inspired by the TV-play by Jean Cocteau, La voix Humaine (with Ingrid Bergman), where the story of a rejected and emotionally damaged woman plays out a frantic monologue with only a phone in an hotel room, a cinematic remake became the starting point to investigate behaviour related to the female psyche undergoing suffering, loss and longing.
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In this project Louise Jacobs has attempted to interpret and adapt sentimental performances from cinema and music into one event, in which stage driven references to the woman in distress as a phenomena is socially and culturally defined by romantic relationships and their biproduced psychologies.