Unbeschreiblich weiblich, 01:15:03, Color, Stereo
Documentary art film Unbeschreiblich weiblich is dedicated to the reflection on how women and other characters in the alternative local scene in Sofia, Bulgaria, deal with pop culture. The positions of several generations are superposed and questioned as to their ideal and stylistic values, and their respective differences and common grounds. How has music changed desires and identities as they were moving from non-Western to gradually more Western? How are (gender) roles distributed stereotypically, and how can alternative practices and music break them up, and create difference and utopias? Film is based on recent video interviews with activists of the alternative music and art scene shortly after the lifting of the Iron Curtain, as well as from the current scene, and on contemporary documents and videos of the early 1990s, which constitute at the same time a time travel of the artist in her own past. The title is borrowed from Nina Hagen, Unbeschreiblich weiblich (song), 1978.