Self-Portrait with Head

In her first film self-portrait, VALIE EXPORT wears an attention-getting curly wig and caresses a woman´s breasts in slow motion, then lasciviously closes and opens her eyes. The carefully applied makeup and wig tell of disguise and acting, and are simultaneously beautiful and terribly stony like the anonymous woman´s head. The brevity and slow speed are reminiscent of Andy Warhol´s Screen Tests, in which every single one of the face´s movements become visible.

(Brigitta Burger-Utzer)

Orig. Title
Selbstportrait mit Kopf
Year
1966 - 1967
Country
Austria
Duration
4 min
Director
VALIE EXPORT
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
VALIE EXPORT
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Blu-ray (Distribution Copy)
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
b/w
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)