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Friederike Pezold

Friederike Pezold works with photography, video, and film. In 1971, she started working on graphic video recordings. In multiple series of photographs and videos, she was concerned with her own body, which she made the topic of her artworks. The artist painted her body in black and white and tried to position it as object and subject at the same time. Fragments of the body appear in several photographic “cut-outs” and video segments, arranged in terms of the female physique. In 1977, Pezold created her “Radio Free Utopia,” when she adjusted a recording device and monitor on her own body in order to establish a technical mirror, with which she triggered a gaze on herself. In terms of classical art-historical means, she became painter and model at once. Pezold realized several videos and experimental films, such as Toilet in 1979, showing herself in an exuberant manner while putting on clothes. The film Canale Grande (1983) shows the reactions of her environment onto her and her video camera. In 1995, Pezold founded her own “First Viennese Museum for Video and Body Art.”   

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1954, Wien / AT
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