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"Syntagma" is like a fixed gaze that someone exchanges with himself/herself as if he/she were two people - eyes staring at oneself and the unyielding gaze of the camera. All that can be seen through these two sets of eyes is the staring act itself. Identity reflections, the mirror as something impenetrable, like an investigating veil. The more the mirror reflects, the more it moves toward forgetfulness as an impenetrable object, even if it imprints itself with images.

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  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: Syntagma
  • Year: 1983
  • Material: 16mm film, video, color, sound
  • Dimensions: Duration: 17min, 3sec
  • Inventory no.: K472
  • Category: video
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