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In “Body Configurations in Nature”, EXPORT inscribes her own body into the landscape, thus drawing a direct line between the functionality of the body and the architectural dimensions with which this body can adapt to given structures. With a clear geometric cut, EXPORT inserts her body into the Belgian dunes and uses black marker to emphasize the correlation between body and landscape parts. By giving the body a clear function that is inserted into the bare landscape, EXPORT heightens the spectator’s awareness of the subjective reality lying behind each bodily movement as a sign of cultural articulation.

  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: Körper Natur Verbindung
  • English Title: Body Nature Connection
  • Year: 1974
  • Material: b&w photograph, black ink
  • Dimensions: Original Size: 41,4 × 60,6 cm (16 5/16 × 23 7/8 in.) Framed: 55,2 × 78 cm (21 3/4 × 30 11/16 in.)
  • Inventory no.: K008
  • Category: photography
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