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A New Space Within a Space

8mm film transferred to DVD (2006)
8 min.
English subtitles

The film is based on an episode experienced by two Scandinavian women at a pub in Nottingham, in the early 1990s. At the time, British laws on “public indecency” and “obscenity” still forbade homosexuals from showing affection in public. The episode at the pub mirrors the two women’s struggle for finding a space of their own. In the story, language makes surprising leaps, but personal contexts remain misinterpreted. A ghost story told by one of the women at the pub expresses what could be seen as different kinds of “otherness”; sexual, metaphysical, and lingual.