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The first time I saw her was late at night at the public swimming pool at Brown University. She went through some very precise rituals of changing and washing, without at any time being in the nude or letting herself be affected by her surroundings. She showed no signs of having noticed my arrival. I began visiting the swimming pool frequently and some sort of relation grew between us: she went through her rituals and I watched her. It took a long time before I had the courage to ask her permission to film her. Even then she just shrugged and nodded.