Zeitgedicht : 24 Stunden - 24 mal fotografiert, Valie Export (Waltraud Höllinger)
Valie Export (Waltraud Höllinger)
Zeitgedicht : 24 Stunden - 24 mal fotografiert
Back to top

Valie Export (Waltraud Höllinger)

Zeitgedicht : 24 Stunden - 24 mal fotografiert, 1970


Dimensions
90.0 x 90.0 cm
Physical Description
Collage, gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
DZF 141
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display

Texts

About the Work

VALIE EXPORT took these photos from her window on a grey Vienna day: one shot every sixty minutes over a twenty-four-hour period. Four blocks of six photos, with a serial view of a building disappearing into the distance, were assembled to create the 'Time Poem'. The next day, VALIE EXPORT would reinvigorate the street with her presence - the street being the actual playground on which she would "export" her body and her challenging ideas. Artists, especially proponents of Viennese Actionism, wanted to know how passers-by would react to body performances. This prompted VALIE EXPORT to offer herself physically by strapping a "tap-and-touch cinema" in front of her breasts and allowing anyone who wished to touch them to do so, be it bashfully, aggressively, tentatively or eagerly. She also took her friend Peter Weibel for a walk on a dog's lead, and on Heldenplatz, she pressed her body against various architectural details. Her interactions are now regarded as conceptual photographs fit for a museum.

Audio

  • 01:55
    Basic information
  • 02:00
    Focus art history

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Zeitgedicht : 24 Stunden - 24 mal fotografiert (Original Title)
Title Translation
Time Poem: 24 Hours - Photographed 24 Times
Photographer (male)
Serial Number / Edition
Vintage / Unikat
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Collage, gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 23R1 day of 24 hours, natural day
  • 23R day and night
  • 61E(Vienna) names of cities and villages (Vienna)
  • 25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
Secondary
  • 51K2 Mutability; 'Immutatione' (Ripa)
  • 46C161 automobile

More to discover

Contact

Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last import

01.07.2019