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Valie Export «Time and Countertime»
Valie Export, «Time and Countertime», 1973

 Valie Export
«Time and Countertime»

This installation consists of a real clump of ice that melts in the course of time. The melting process is recorded and then played back in reverse, i.e. the electronic counterpart recorded on video – the 'countertime' – inverts the natural process. A relationship of antithesis exists between the reality and the video image.