SÖLONG a Weiwats dreimol sövl orbatet, obr dreimol mindar vrdiet, bin i Feminischt:in.
June 2022 - October 2022
SÖLONG A WEIWATS DREIMOL SÖVL ORBATET, OBR DREIMOL MINDAR VRDIET, BIN I FEMINISCHT:IN
AS LONG AS WOMEN WORK THREE TIMES AS MUCH BUT EARN THREE TIMES LESS, I WILL BE A FEMINIST.
When we create a new SOLANGE net, the site and surrounding culture play an important role. The sentence for this location fits perfectly into the scenery of the Ötztal’s open-air heritage museum – both in its meaning and its form. It is the first SOLANGE net that uses dialect to convey the message.
“The Ötztal dialect is officially inscribed UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It was an obvious choice to create a sentence in this socially, culturally and historically relevant form of local language,”
the artist explains her choice. The sentence deals with the multiple layers of responsibility many women carry in their lives. “Working three times as much” refers to the triad of paid work, mental load and care work. During the pandemic this triple work load for women peaked and at least began to receive some attention. Depending on the survey, calculations and occupation, women in Austria are paid between 20-50 % less than their male colleagues. In addition to this pay gap, women are responsible for the majority of unpaid care work and family management at home, often with little appreciation for their efforts.
Edith Hessenberger und das Heimat- und Freilichtmuseum Ötztal
© Photo credits: Katharina Cibulka, Ferdinand Cibulka