Salto Mortale
Ulrike Rosenbach, 1978, 29'27''

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This is a video live action; the video work originated as a recording of a performance.
With a camera in her hands, the artist swings from a two-meter-high trapeze. She is holding the camera in such a way that the lens points upwards. A well-known press photo of Leila Khaled, a female Palestinian freedom fighter holding a machine gun, is attached to the ceiling within the camera’s sight range. Below and opposite this photo, a Madonna image is mounted, head down. The camera records both portraits with a swinging motion. The resulting video can be seen in a closed-circuit setup, on a monitor placed in the performance space. Description based on Glüher, "Ulrike Rosenbach". Köln: Wienand Verlag & Medien, 2005, p. 222 and 79.

  • Date: 1978
  • Length: 29'27''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: feminism, gender, identity