Balls and Girls

Albania/Armenia/Cuba/Jordan/the Netherlands
Single-channel video
DV-pal, 4:3, colour, stereo, 5'20"

Exhibitions and screenings:
Female Power: Matriarchy, Spirituality, Utopia
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL
Curated by Mirjam Westen
The White Night of Video Art Devourers
Studio Arte, Bucharest, RO
Curated by Olivia Nitis and Patricia Teodorescu
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL
Curated by Ad Himmelreich
Erotomania, an International Display of Erotica,
Candycoated Center, Philadelphia, US
Curated by Candy Depew
The Opening, CBKU Utrecht, NL
Curated by Maurice Bogaert
Perspectives, international feminist art exhibition,
Anaid gallery in Bucharest, RO
Curated by Olivia Nitis

The video Balls and Girls is about courage.
The video is constructed around the outcome of a medical project: research into the anatomy of the clitoris in an aroused state, using MRI scans. The fact that researchers make scans while women bring themselves to an orgasm in an MRI scan could be described as feminist in itself.
The story of the trip inside the scan is compared with the travels of Su Tomesen over the last years. If "having balls" is synonymous for being a courageous person, she's one of them.

Watch an excerpt

The trip to Romania was made possible through the kind support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest.

A dvd has been released by the Leids Cytologisch en Pathalogisch Laboratorium.
The design of the dvd was done by Ankie Stoutjesdijk.