Kugelkopf

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Kugelkopf
A 1987

In „Kugelkopf“, Mara Mattuschka subversively challenges the printing press and modern technology with her own body`s power. Starting by shaving and slitting her head with a razor in sheer pleasure, she proceeds to make marks and patterns with the blood on a glass sheet. The staccato motion of the ritual duplicates the golfball sound of a typewriter. This selfempowering act satirises violence against women, in particular the eye-slitting seqence in Luis Buñuel`s „Le Chien Andalou“.

(Film and Video Umbrella, London Film Makers Coop)

Mara Mattuschka (A), Kugelkopf, 1987, 16mm, 6:00 min, b&w

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