AS LONG AS
cinema documentary in development
AS LONG AS (WT) is an artistic documentary film that explores the question of how long it will take until true gender equality is achieved and what needs to be done to get there. In doing so, we focus on those structural effects of patriarchy that we often do not even identify as such because they have already become an unquestioned, self-evident part of our everyday lives. And this includes an aspect that has so far been little covered in public discourse: the question of how men fare in patriarchal social structures.
The pink-red thread is the art project “AS LONG AS” by the Tyrolean Katharina Cibulka. The artist attaches over- sized sentences to dust nets with pink tulle and cable ties. The sentences begin with ‘As long as’ and end with ‘I will be a feminist’. Sentences like: AS LONG AS WOMEN HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS MEN HAVE ALWAYS HAD, I AM A FEMINISTare applied in traditional cross-stitch and mounted in a male-connotated place in public space: the building site.
Along selected “As long as” dust nets, between Vienna, Innsbruck & Hittisau, Cologne, Rabat and Orléans, we set out in search of the effects of social gender constructions, of the political in the private and the private in the political, and of visions of a human future in which traditional gender concepts have become obsolete.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
TONSCHNITT & SOUNDDESIGN
Karin Berghammer | berg hammer film