Eva Depoorter is a Belgian video artist who lives and works in New York. Her videos are provocative and visceral vignettes that stimulate the viewer to surrender to what (s)he is exposed to.
As a buffer against complete subjection, Eva offers an alternative to reality and invites the audience to roam the absurdist fantasy land she inhabits.
The Widow is Depoorter's second short film.
The dead -like grains of sand, they fleet.
But water them, and they shall rise -pale bodies adrift.
‘The Widow’ is a visual feast of raw emotions, too delicate to be revealed, too urgent to be hidden.
While faint dialogues transform into perished sexuality, barren reality stifles irrefutable desires -a foolish reverie of what is not.
From a grave that is yet to be dug, inaudible whispers emerge -her parched lips, ready to burst.
As the widow surrenders to the blackened sea, we cannot but partake... our hands comfortably tied.