Note: If you see this text you use a browser which does not support usual Web-standards. Therefore the design of Media Art Net will not display correctly. Contents are nevertheless provided. For greatest possible comfort and full functionality you should use one of the recommended browsers.
Valie Export «Cutting»
Valie Export, «Cutting», 1967 – 1968

 Valie Export

This examination of the importance of cutting techniques for the constitution of reality in film is one of Valie Export's first expanded cinema performances. But no filmstrip is cut – she uses material like paper or the human body. In 'Opening', the first part, a window projected onto a paper screen is opened through incisions made into the screen. Later, a film is projected onto a hirsute male chest, and a vertical strip of flesh shaved clean with a razor-blade and exposed. The programme further includes a provocative public presentation of fellatio, along with a homage to Marshall McLuhan in the cut-out words 'the content of writing is speech'.