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Unlike "The voice as performance, act and body," this video doesn't show the entire room during VALIE EXPORT's live performance at the Venice Biennale, but only a close-up of the image recorded inside the body during the body action. We see the opening and closing of the glottis and the rippling surface of the pink mucous membranes. And we hear EXPORT reflecting on the relevance of the voice as "sign of sensuality", as "sign of smbols": "It is my event, it excites me, I excite my voice, the voice is exitement, it is built out of fragments, its architecture is vertical, horizontal, in diagonals and spirals it oscillates between culture, wilderness, civilization mythologies, it splinters in the seams, in the grooves of the excesses."

Jo.S./V.E.
  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: "I turn over the pictures of my voice in my head"
  • Year: 2008
  • Material: video, color, sound
  • Dimensions: Duration: 11min, 38sec
  • Inventory no.: K462
  • Category: video
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