Jette Ellgaard

West Coast (2009)

5 min

A woman drives a car in the countryside in a rough, poetic and underacted atsmophere. The combination of radio hits and her driving towards the wide-open landscape evokes the country bumpkin within her inner hick. She stops the car and enters a new harvested cornfield, where she dances with a farmer – until she bows and drives on again. The work deals with nature, culture and gender relations in our contemporary time, and with a basic fascination of a still deeply-rooted farmer culture in Denmark, which however is hastily changing.


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