Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
Stills from Ziarno (Grain) by Teresa Tyszkiewicz, 1980
"The film Grain, deprived of any apparent beginning and end, is a dynamic and expressive account of the confrontation of a human being with the surrounding reality and negotiating one’s own boundaries in the world. Similarly to Day After Day, the artist enters here in a spontaneous and extremely physical contact with the environment. This time, however, she does not investigate material culture and its influence on the self and gender performativity, but unveils the underlying structure of human iconosphere.
She juxtaposes her body with the archetypal images of dirt, pleasure, triviality, luxury, incessantly shifting accents of her interaction with the world, with her insatiable touch reducing her very self to the level of a scrap of animated matter. Visions full of abstract beauty intertwine to create an elaborate content-related and visual structure. The film was also eagerly interpreted in the feminist context. The artist investigates here the problems of female sexuality in the contemporary sphere of meanings and symbols.”
— D. Crowley, The Art of Consumption, in 1,2,3… Avant-gardes. Film/Art Between Experiment and Archive, eds. Ł. Ronduda, F. Zeyfang, Warsaw 2006; Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009
Stills from Young Adam (David Mackenzie, 2003)
Stills from Silver Nerve by Tunga, 1987
Spellbound, Alfred Hitchcock.
Stills from Syntagma by Valie Export, 1983
Pour vos beaux yeux (For Your Beautiful Eyes) by Henri Storck, 1929
with screenplay by Félix Labisse
You can watch this short film (6min 41sec) at the link.
Surviving Life / Přežít svůj život (Jan Švankmajer, 2010)
Marlene Dietrich veiled by cigarette smoke in Shanghai Express (dir. Josef von Sternberg, 1932).
A Real Young Girl (Catherine Breillat, 1976)
Alberto Cavalcanti / Rien que les heures / 1926 / Source : Au carrefour étrange
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
Christina Lindberg in Thriller - A Cruel Picture / They Call Her One Eye (Bo Arne Vibenius, 1974)
Edwige Fenech in Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Printed in Playboy Italy, August 1975