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Rebecca Horn «Finger Gloves»
Rebecca Horn, «Finger Gloves», 1972
Photograph: Achim Thode | © Rebecca Horn

 Rebecca Horn
«Finger Gloves»

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 'Finger Gloves', 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'), 'Bleistiftmaske' (Pencil Mask') and 'Kakadu-Maske' ('Cockatoo Mask').