Video 1.13 min 2005

In Piiskaa! / Beat it! we see a woman cleaning a carpet.

Though clearly she is beating the carpet up...is she angry and why?

There is something provocative about a physical woman; even a loud laughter can provoke

some people. There is a prevailing notion that a loud physical woman is somehow deranged,

out of control.

“ Gender is a lived ideology – a system of ideas about men and women with which

we live our lives. As lived ideology those ideas get transformed into specific bodily

practices. Socially produced sex differences are embodied and lived out as real.

They are materialized as habit and taken for granted as second nature.” (Bordieu)



Piiskaa! has been shown in various festivals and exhbitions, i.e Rencontres Internationales ParisMadridBerlin 2007/2008

It is currently show at the exhbition Together in Raisio City hall 2011.