The video was shot during several training sessions with the TSV 1846 Nürnberg Rugby - Damenmannschaft (women team), once again with the great help of Claudia Holzinger.
I wanted to make a video that shows both, competition and support among women – within one scenario – because I think this is something contemporary feminist theory is lacking in practice. I chose Rugby because on the one hand it is considered a very male sport and not associated with women. So the video shows pictures a lot of people have not seen nor any imagination of – talking of myself. On the other hand it is a sport with a lot of physical contact and harsh movements that just fascinates me.
I‘m not trying to make your life harder was conceptualized as a music video. The titel of the work refers to a line of Dido’s song “White Flag”, wich is playing through out the video (accoustic version). The song is about Dido’s heartbreak and that she will drown from sorrow and give up. It is highly pathetic and adds a good sense of kitsch as well as humour to the video.