“My body is the intention, my body is the event, my body is the result.” — 

Valie Export, Untitled Statements (1965-1979)

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Stills from Syntagma by Valie Export, 1983

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Body Sign Action by Valie Export, 1970

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Identitätstransfer B by Valie Export, 1972
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Identitätstransfer B by Valie Export, 1972

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Selbstportrait mit zwei Hochhäusern by Valie Export, 1989
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Selbstportrait mit zwei Hochhäusern by Valie Export, 1989

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Still from Syntagma by Valie Export, 1983
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Still from Syntagma by Valie Export, 1983

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Eros/Ion by Valie Export, 1971
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Eros/Ion by Valie Export, 1971

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frenchtwist:

Kausalgie by Valie Export, 1973Also

frenchtwist:

Kausalgie by Valie Export, 1973

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“…I look at life as an endlessly moving sculpture, an extension of the body’s cavity into the galactic labyrinth. It is a genetic sculpture, billions of years old, and is unfinished. The trope of this sculpture is caught in the realm between reality and potentiality.” — Valie Export in interview with Roswitha Mueller, Milwaukee, April 1992 (in Vale Export: Fragments of Imagination, 1994)


Smart Export by Valie Export, 1970
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Smart Export by Valie Export, 1970

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minamatablushingcheekymonkey:

valie export - glasplatte mit schuss (1972)




calyx, thegameofart:

Valie Export, Einfügung, 1976

calyxthegameofart:

Valie Export, Einfügung, 1976




unbearablevision:

experimentalcinema, chemotroph:

Man & Woman & Animal 
Valie Export 

unbearablevision:

experimentalcinemachemotroph:

Man & Woman & Animal 

Valie Export 




Body Sign Action by Valie Export, 1970
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Body Sign Action by Valie Export, 1970

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Body Sign Action by Valie Export, 1970
"The tattooing of the body demonstrates the connection between ritual and civilization. Incorporated in a tattoo, the garter belt signifies a former enslavement, is a garment symbolizing repressed sexuality, an attribute of our non-self-determined womanhood. A social ritual that covers up a bodily need is unmasked, our culture’s opposition to the body is laid open. As a symbol of membership in a caste which demands conditioned behaviour, the garter belt becomes a memento. The female body peels off and discards the imprint of a world which has never been a woman’s world, in order to arrive at a human world in which women can autonomously define their existence."The public tattooing of Valie Export on a stage in Frankfurt on 2 July 1970 exemplifies the radical character of her feminist art performances: a garter belt – a fetish of male sexual fantasies – is painfully, indelibly marked on her own body in order to disclose the functionalizaton and social role of the woman as sex object, and to reflect the social determination by males. At the same time, art is irrevocably engraved on her body. 
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(image via calyx, heterogeneoushomosexual; words via Media Art Net)

Body Sign Action by Valie Export, 1970

"The tattooing of the body demonstrates the connection between ritual and civilization. Incorporated in a tattoo, the garter belt signifies a former enslavement, is a garment symbolizing repressed sexuality, an attribute of our non-self-determined womanhood. A social ritual that covers up a bodily need is unmasked, our culture’s opposition to the body is laid open. As a symbol of membership in a caste which demands conditioned behaviour, the garter belt becomes a memento. The female body peels off and discards the imprint of a world which has never been a woman’s world, in order to arrive at a human world in which women can autonomously define their existence."

The public tattooing of Valie Export on a stage in Frankfurt on 2 July 1970 exemplifies the radical character of her feminist art performances: a garter belt – a fetish of male sexual fantasies – is painfully, indelibly marked on her own body in order to disclose the functionalizaton and social role of the woman as sex object, and to reflect the social determination by males. At the same time, art is irrevocably engraved on her body. 

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(image via calyxheterogeneoushomosexual; words via Media Art Net)