We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

🛈 In line with NSW Health advice, the Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public. Stay updated on our social media.

Title

Touch cinema

1969

Artist

Valie Export

Austria

17 May 1940 –

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Tapp und Tastkino
    Date
    1969
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, black and white, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:01:08 min; aspect ratio: 4:3
    Credit
    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    312.2007
    Copyright
    © Valie Export. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
    Artist information
    Valie Export

    Works in the collection

    1

    Share
  • About

    'Touch cinema' is a document of Valie Export's famous street performance, in which the public was invited to touch her inside a curtained box attached to the artist's upper torso. The work is a witty and confrontational comment on the objectification of women's bodies.
    (Electronic Arts Intermix website http://www.eai.org access 7/9/11)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication