MEMORY : RECORD/ERASE. 2001

Single Channel Animation Video


10 Minutes

Looped




This work is Malani's interpretation of 'The Job' by Bertold Brecht, set by Brecht during the depression in Germany. It carries the memories of an impoverished woman who had to impersonate her dead husband in order to procure his job as a night watchman. She has two small children and takes on a 'wife' to complete the disguise. After an accident her identity is discovered and she is not anymore allowed to carry on her work. Jobless she is forced to walk the darker side of live to survive. The animation shows expressive paintings as fragments from the memory. During shooting Malani painted the images on a glass plate, shot them, partially erased the original, added to it, shot again, and so forth. Her own language of form is central to this narrative animation