This work is a video where I am standing up for 8 hours as an expression of homage for all the hours of labour performed by assistant nurses, who form the largest group of professionals, in the province of Örebro. This is a video where I am standing and thinking about all the work that has been done by my grandmother, a deaconess and a nurse, and all the work being realised at that exact moment everywhere by women standing on their feet.
Homage for women’s work in three acts (4 hours, 30 minutes and 4 hours) is a work that was made for the exhibition Ingen Äger Tiden / No One Owns Time (2018) in Örebro County Museum by the students from Royal Institute of Art. The goal was to develop an historical consciousness that is inclusive. The twenty-three artists explored and interpreted the museum’s collection to discuss and rethink historical and contemporary relationships between objects, places and communities. The exhibition visualized and commented on how history is written, how it is reevaluated and rewritten depending on who uses it. What does it mean that nobody owns the time?
Directing & director of photography & editing: Hinni Huttunen