PERFECTION OF PERPLEXION

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Posted in Art, films, girls, photos by okkame on April 28, 2011

Rebecca Horn, Unicorn, 1970

 

 

‘In the shimmering heat
on the billowing field
a small white point
moves towards you…’
                                                                 –  Rebecca Horn

 

A still from an early film made in 1970 about the ‘Einhorn’ (‘Unicorn’) performance, in which a woman walks through the countryside for 12 hours with the ‘Unicorn’ object on her head. It demonstrates Rebecca Horn’s interest in the poetical/mythological figures thematized in her performances, and also points to the sculptural aspect of the body extensions collectively presented in the films ‘Performances I’, 1972, and ‘Performances II’, 1973.

 

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