This video is based on “Before the Law,” a short story by Franz Kafka. A woman trying in vain to gain entrance through a gate in the middle of an empty landscape. She spends her entire life trying to get permission from the gatekeeper to enter, but her wish is never granted. When the woman exhausts herself and die, the gatekeeper leaves. I see this parable as a metaphor for the inaccessible transcendence, whatever it means to each one of us, for the things we want and never get because there is either a physical gatekeeper or an emotional/intellectual/abstract gatekeeper that we create for ourselves, which prevents us from achieving our goals. This video is a component of the Lower Bottom anthology.