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One of a series of Idemitsu’s works which deal with housewives buried in everyday life. Idemitsu overlapped a 16 mm work that had Yoneyama Mamako pantomiming in her “Tango of a Hosewife” for the Commemoration of the International Women’s year, 1975. Behind Mamako pantomiming as a housewife, there are clouds, sunsets and bonfires.
This video was made in those days when I was really fed up with being a house wife. In the endless repetition of routine house chores I noticed another “me” was watching the house wife “me.” Who am I? What is it to live? I wanted to share these questions with others.
This film shows lofty sentiments with music by Aki Takahashi. Idemitsu’s mental images are beautifully and sensuously filmed; a mass of snails intertwined as if copulating in a group; scarlet petals; curtains swing in the wind.