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In this video poem, VALIE EXPORT uses sign language in her performance, forming an alphabet with her fingers. This is a work that reflects her interest in semantic theories, her analysis of how language comes about and the images it uses, as well as the varying possibilities for articulation through body language or written or spoken language.

  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: Sehtext: Fingergedicht
  • English Title: Visual Text: Finger Poem
  • Year: 1968
  • Material: video, b&w, no sound
  • Dimensions: Duration: 1min, 20sec
  • Inventory no.: K468
  • Category: video
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