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Asemie or the Inability Expressing Oneself through Facial Expressions

Asemie - die Unfähigkeit, sich durch Mienenspiel ausdrücken zu können

Directed by Valie Export
Austria, 1973
Avant-Garde, Short

Synopsis

This work documents a ritualistic performance concerned with Ansemia, or the inability to either express or understand gesture. Using symbolic materials – hot wax, a knife, a dead bird – as well as text, Export investigates human expression, and how communication can fail.

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Asemie or the Inability Expressing Oneself through Facial Expressions Directed by Valie Export

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