Dej Eglite 2021/2016
video 1920 x 1080, 20.5 min
with Jela Ali
camera: Viola Clematide, Lara Wedekind
voice and text: Jela Ali
sound, costume, edit: Lara Wedekind
concept and direction: Lara Wedekind
thanks to Dunja Künzi
The videowork Dej Eglite is inspired by the same named latvian folksong and means : "Dance like a spruce".
The vidework follows the emotional process of a young woman that is dressed in traditional nordical clothes, but seems replaced in a modern, cold and abandoned environment.
She seems to go through a process of inner opening up to whats happening around her. She is looking for her position in the realtionship between origin, beloning, tradition and modernity.