Six Years, 2008, 24:00
A woman is woken by a doorbell. When she gets up to answer it, there’s no one there. The next morning the entire house smells of sour milk. The hours pass.
The woman’s thoughts appear as subtitles on the screen. A voice attempts to simultaneously translate these subtitles into Swedish. The voice hesitates, stumbles and sometimes fails. The gaps between thoughts and words fill the empty rooms of a small house.
Sleeping Car, 2000, 5:30
To the accompaniment of a woman’s voice, we can see black-and-white images of railways, passing stations, and the interiors of trains. The woman is speaking in Swedish. To begin with, the subtitles follow the woman’s words, but gradually they start to lead a life of their own. They describe the impending encounter of two lovers who have arranged to meet on a train.
Sleeping Car exudes a dream-like atmosphere. The various narrative layers are practically indistinguishable, allowing the past, present and future to flow smoothly from one to the other. This train journey is also about story telling and narrative laws, reworking unities of time and place in order to convey a hypnotic experience. (Netherlands Media Art Institute)