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An early, groundbreaking radical performance artist, Valie Export created a philosophy of “Feminist Actionism” and in multimedia performances used the female body to critique male spectatorship. Roswitha Mueller examines Export’s performance and installation work; her photography; her avant-garde film experiments and her four feature films; and her critical writings and interviews. Valie Export’s primary object of study is the female human body, and as a multimedia artist, she has merged the discourses of the avant-garde and of feminism to reappropriate women’s gestures, postures, images, and rights. This comprehensive and extensively illustrated study also includes an interview with Export.
Publisher Indiana University Press, 1994
Women Artists in Film series
ISBN 0253209250, 9780253209252
Review: Alison Butler (Screen, 1996).
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