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“METANOIA” is a compilation of films and videos VALIE EXPORT.
“METANOIA” contains not only EXPORT’s first film work, “Self-Portrait with Head” (1967), but also her most recent one, “Anagrammatic Composition of Dice” (2010). It therefore reflects an oeuvre that, so far, spans 43 years. This compilation makes clear the variety and complexity of the artist’s work: “METANOIA” encompasses avant-garde films, structural films, documentations of video and body actions, performance films and video poems.
The term “Metanoia” was first used by EXPORT in connection with her film “Invisible Adversaries” (1976). Derived from the Greek, the word is comprised of “meta” (“about” or “beyond”) and “noia” (from “nous” - “meaning”) and is used in this context, among other definitions, to mean “rethinking” or “beyond thinking.”

“METANOIA” contains:

1. Adjunct Dislocations II, 1973/1978
2. Anagrammatic Composition with Dice (after W.A. Mozart) for Soprano Saxophone by VALIE EXPORT, 2010
3. ASEMIA – The Inability of Expressing Oneself through Facial Expressions, 1973
4. Moving Pictures about Moving People, 1973
5. Body Politics, 1974
6. BODY TAPE, 1970
7. DELTA. A Piece, 1976/1977
8. the sweet number: an experience of consumption, 1968/1969
9. The Duality of Nature, 1986
10. FACING A FAMILY, 1971
11. Fragments: Burgenland, 1970
12. Poems, 1966–
13. Breath Text: Love Poem, 1970/1973
14. HYPERBULIA, 1973
15. I (BEAT (IT)), 1978
16. INTERRUPTED LINE, 1971/1972
17. “I turn over the pictures of my voice in my head,” 2008
18. Man & Woman & Animal, 1973
19. Space Seeing and Space Hearing, 1973/1974
20. …Remote…Remote…, 1973
21. Restricted Code, 1979
22. Cuts/Elements of Observation, 1971–1974
23. Visual Text: Finger Poem, 1968
24. Visual Text: Finger Poem, 1973
25. Self-Portrait with Eyes, 1970
26. Self-Portrait with Head, 1966/1967
27. Syntagma, 1983
28. TOUCH CINEMA, 1968/1969/1989
29. “The voice as performance, act and body,” 2007

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  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: METANOIA
  • Year: 2011
  • Material: video compilation: 29 videos
  • Dimensions: various durations
  • Inventory no.: K339
  • Category: video
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