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Women Wonder

Women Wonder is a series of videos portraits of current and recent past female politicians having served, or serving the highest functions in their respective countries. The series exposes each of the 22 selected women, many unknown to the western world, through the layering of filmed speeches and interviews. The number of clips usually depends on the number of years the person was either in power or in the public eye, the number can also be limited by the available online resources about a specific politician. The thickness of the resulting texture reflects visually and audibly the complexity, the toughness and the many faces necessary to generate one political animal. The series reveals patterns and trends that portrays female power.

MRT, a Portrait

"MRT, a Portrait" 1 channel Video, 5:02, 2017
Margaret Thatcher (Former British Prime Minister)
Link to Vimeo

HCR, a Portrait

“HRC, a Portrait” 1 channel Video, 4:57, 2016
“HRC, a Portrait” layers the first 22 videos of an online search for Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State and first lady of the United States. The 22 videos correspond to the 22 years she had been widely seen in the public eye.
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BRIC OPEN (C)ALL: Up For Debate

“HRC, a Portrait”, selected in 2016 for the BRIC OPEN (C)ALL: Up For Debate, group Show, Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by Jason Wyche

Upcoming Portraits:
Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India)
Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)
Michelle Bachelet (President of Chile)
Gold Meir (Former Prime Minister of Israel)
Theresa May (British Prime Minister)
Benazir Bhutto (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Sheikh Hasina (Prime Minister of Bangladesh)
Condoleezza Rice (Secretary of State USA)
Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia)
Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor of Myanmar / Burma)
Julia Gillard (Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland)
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Former President of Argentina)
Ameenah Gurib (President of Mauritius since 2015)
Khaled Zia (Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh)
Megawatt Sukarnoputri (Former President of Indonesia)
Tansu Çiller (Former Prime Minister of Turkey)
Thai Ing-wen (President of the Republic of China)
Yingluck Shinawatra (Former Prime Minister of Thailand)


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