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Sunday, January 10, 2010

KUNST

Went to the Kunst exhibition at The Berlin Museum. My favourite work was by Rebecca Horn. It was a video of her simultaneously cutting her thick red hair with two pairs of scissors. There was a thrill in wondering if she would cut her pale skin in the process. Intercut with this imagery was a monologue by a red headed man talking about snake reproduction - it can take up to 23 hours to reproduce!



The whole sequence seemed so Edward Scissorhands. Tim Burton must have been influenced by this imagery.

1974/75 
Berlin (10 Nov. 1974 – 28 Jan. 1975) – Exercises in nine parts: Dreaming under water of things afar, documentation of eight performances with an epilogue: Touching the walls with both hands simultaneously, Blinking, Feathers dance on the shoulders, Keeping hold of those unfaithful legs, Two little fish remember a dance, Rooms meet in mirrors, Shedding skin between moist tongue leaves, Cutting one’s hair with two pairs of scissors simultaneously, When a woman and her lover lie on one side looking at each other; and she twines her legs around the man’s legs with the window wide open, it is the oasis; 16mm, color, sound, 42 minutes; Production: Helmut Wietz; with Rebecca Horn, Guido Kerst, Lisa Liccini, Otto Sander, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Michel W├╝rthle


PS the image to the left isn't in the exhibition - this is another short film from the same period called Fingergloves - yet again mirroring Edward Scissorhands.

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