Film director: VALIE EXPORT

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SYNTAGMA

In Syntagma by VALIE EXPORT, the great protagonist is the woman’s body and its relationship with the reality around it. The body that, each time, adapts to different contexts, to different forms. The body that only thanks to cinema has the possibility of “freeing itself”, of finding many new and unexpected declinations, of discovering a new self.

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A PERFECT PAIR

A perfect Pair is distinguished first and foremost by the subtle irony and self-irony that has always characterised the works of VALIE EXPORT. The protagonists seem almost like caricatures, but, in fact, they fit well into a context in which advertising and the exhortation to consumerism play a central role.

VIENNESE ACTIONISM – ARTISTS, WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS REBEL

Reality, the everyday and human bodies take on completely new and unexpected forms in the works of Viennese Actionism. New forms, new colours, disturbing images, animal entrails and organic substances express a new way of rebelling and conceiving art, mocking the consumerist and conservative society and that dangerous latent fascism that, despite the end of the war, still seems to be alive and pulsating.

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HUMAN FEMALES

VALIE EXPORT, born Waltraud Lehner, in Human Females draws her inspiration from past works, while at the same time developing her own language, without being afraid to experiment. The focus is on women in all their possible aspects.