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Rebecca Horn «Pencil Mask»
Rebecca Horn, «Pencil Mask», 1972
© Rebecca Horn

 Rebecca Horn
«Pencil Mask»

While Rebecca Horn's more recent work has been determined by a poetical deployment of mechanical constructions, this object belongs to 'Performances II' (1973), a film in which Rebecca Horn was preoccupied still with extending her own body into space. Besides the 'Pencil Mask', body extensions also figured in the performances 'Einhorn' ('Unicorn'), 'Kopf-Extension' ('Head Extension'), 'Weißer Körperfächer' ('White Body Fan'), 'Meine Hand kann fliegen' ('My Hand Can Fly'), 'Gavin', 'Hahnenmaske' (Cockfeather Mask'), 'Fingerhandschuhe' ('Finger Gloves') and 'Kakadu-Maske' ('Cockatoo Mask').