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House Without Windows
2011
HD Video 06.55 min
Director: Steinbock
Cinematographer: Martin Munch
Editor: Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen
Music: Martin Hviid
Cast: Josefine and Peter Lydholm


House Without Windows present a meeting between a blind man and a female sex worker. They individually represent different categories in terms of identity, but in this arranged, yet also unchoreographed encounter they clearly emerge as human individuals – as specific, particular cases. The visual sensuousness of film is challenged by the endeavour to document pleasurable senses other than that of sight, causing the film to navigate a powerful paradox: How does one overturn centuries of visual dominance through the medium most strongly associated with sight? Underpinned by this energetic premise, the film unfolds subtle reflections on the always-charged encounter between people and genders, the intertwined relationship between power and tenderness and the inescapable human role-playing that reaches into even the most intimate of situations.