June 2013, arsenal cinema

Serious Ladies (Susanne Sachsse)

"Because this ideal of the attractive but not whorish white woman, in a good marriage but not self-effacing, with a nice job but not so successful she outshines her man, slim but not neurotic over food, […] a radiant mother not overwhelmed by nappies, […] who knows a thing or two but less than a man, this happy white woman who is constantly shoved under our noses, this woman we are all supposed to work hard to resemble - never mind that she seems to be running herself ragged for not much reward - I for one have never met her, not anywhere. My hunch is that she doesn't exist." Virginie Despentes (Video installation, KW)