There is A Lot of Joy, too
16 mm film transferred to video, two-channel installation, 10 min 45 s, 2005
The film is a fictive dialogue between a boy and his mother. They never meet on the screen, but are seen next to each other. The boy tells about his dreams and the mother about how it is to live with a different child. The boy wants to become a famous actor like his idols James Dean or Tom Cruise. On the other hand he would like to be a girl. His mother talks about her son’s sexual identity and the difficulties caused when he fell in love with his teacher. The script is based on recorded discussions with a boy who has Asperger’s syndrome, which is related to Autism.
The work can be shown as an installation on two channels or a single screen work.