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Title

Touch cinema

1969


Artist

Valie Export

Austria

17 May 1940 -


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)


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


Artist information

Valie Export

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Macushla Robinson, See you at the barricades, Sydney, 2015, 21 (illus.), 46.