The Farm after the Feminist Ecological Revolution

  • Germany/Italy, 2022
    Video, color, stereo, 16 min.
    26 drawings, A4 and A3.

  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, installation view, 2022.
    Photograhpy: Jens Franke

    In my life at the farm after the feminist ecological revolution, I will sow myself.

  • What does life and death (inheritance) look like on farms after the Christian patriarchal era? The bodily work of women outside in the fields for centuries has been described in a language that called the earth fertile or barren and called seeds Samen (in Danish and German this translates to semen). Women carried the nascent life, gave birth and cared for younger and older generations in a system called family. Through marriage, women received a name that was not their own and had to leave their home-land, because not they, but their brothers, would inherit the paternal farm. What languages need to be designed today to rethink the field, ecology, and care work outside of the binary, heterosexual totality? What utopias, metaphors and proposed solutions are there for agricultural life after the ecological catastrophe and after the oppression of women has been overcome?

  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, installation view, 2022.
    Photograhpy: Miguel Brusch

  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, installation view, 2022.
    Photograhpy: Jens Franke

  • You can’t get rid of the soil.

  • Collecting stones.

  • The soil, the landscape and the atmosphere in Certaldo reminds me of Thy, the region and the farm where I grew up in Northwest Denmark.

  • Plowing.

  • Chopping the turnips.
    We chop the turnips.

  • Lying on the soil, seeing yourself flying above.
    Dad’s and my dream, I’m flying over the hills.
    This dream has followed me my entire life. I told it to my dad,
    he said: ‘I also dream this.’

  • This work is in featured in the artist's book Mythbiographies

  • At the farm after the feminist ecological revolution, we will harvest ourselves.
    At the farm after the feminist ecological revolution, we will take over the land.
    We take over the land.

  • Eating the soil.
    Eating the stories.
    Eating the story.

  • The body’s opaque relation to the soil. The moon separated from the Earth, when all was still fluid.

  • Ane Nilsen
    Ane Gregersen
    Elna Marie Gregersen
    Elna Marie Markusen
    Jensine Toftdahl
    Jensine Toftdahl Jensen
    Alma Helene Toftdahl Jensen
    Alma Helene Toftdahl Pedersen
    Tove Toftdahl Pedersen
    Tove Toftdahl Markusen

  • Hello, Mum, do you hear me?
    You’ve been gone for so long.

  • Performed by:
    Erica Cosi
    Monica Hirano
    Adelaide Mancuso
    Lucrezia Palandri
    Director of Photography: Giulia Lenzi
    Director´s and Production assistant: Amelie Conrad
    Costumes and Make-up: Lene Markusen
    Soundtrack: Martina Raponi / noiserr
    Graphics: Veronica de Haas
    Curatorial Supervisor: Valeria D'Ambrosio
    Voice Over: Lene Markusen
    Written and directed by Lene Markusen

    With the financial support of Hamburgische Kulturstiftung,
    Neustart Kultur and Stiftung Kunstfonds

  • Traces.
    Pre-historic traces, tractor traces, human traces.