Private Corridor - Public Toilets

  • Short Documentary-Fiction Video Film
  • 4’
art, experimental, video-art
  • 1997
  • Slovenia, Netherlands

The title actually satirises everything seen on the screen, since the spaces exposed to view no longer maintain the clear distance between public and private as defined by architectural conventions. The video film aims to preserve the privacy of those observed, and thus it does not show people in the spaces presented. Movement and sight follow the line of windows at eye level, which enables the vi

The title actually satirises everything seen on the screen, since the spaces exposed to view no longer maintain the clear distance between public and private as defined by architectural conventions. The video film aims to preserve the privacy of those observed, and thus it does not show people in the spaces presented. Movement and sight follow the line of windows at eye level, which enables the viewer to concentrate either on the patio of a monastery or the sky. People are defined by the sound of footsteps (in the corridor), and by the sound of water (in the toilet): they only appear in the final scene, gathering in a public canteen at a usual time.

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Alternative title
Zasebni hodnik - javna toaleta (slovenian) (unofficial)
Genres
art, experimental, video-art
Production countries
Slovenia, Netherlands
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,33:1 // 4:3
Duration and length
4 minutes
Colour
Colour
Negative format
video S-VHS
Screening formats
video S-VHS

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