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Valie Export «Split Reality»
Valie Export, «Split Reality», 1970 – 1973

 Valie Export
«Split Reality»

Concept titled 'Demonstration', 1967; video action titled 'Split Reality', 1970; here, video installation titled 'Split Reality', 1973.

'A record is being played in front of the TV set. The sound is turned off. I am listening to the record over headphones inside the TV set, and sing along with the inaudible record.' Valie Export

An early 'interactive' installation that ‘splits’ reality into a sound level and visual level by means of a record player, a video recorder – the open-reel appliance still common at the time – and a TV set on the shelf.


Valie Export