Visual Text: Finger Poem

1968-73, 1:48 min, b&w, silent

In Visual Text: Finger Poem, VALIE EXPORT communicates with her fingers. Sign language, as an elision of word and gesture, is investigated in this performance-to-camera work.

The artist writes: "The body as carrier of information, in order to convey both spiritual and physical contents, is the reflected image of the internal/psychological and of the external/institutional reality."

Performer: VALIE EXPORT.

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