An early, groundbreaking radical performance artist, Valie Export created a philosophy of "Feminist Actionism" and in multimedia performances used the female body to critique male spectatorship. Roswitha Mueller examines Export's performance and installation work; her photography; her avant-garde film experiments and her four feature films; and her critical writings and interviews. Valie Export's primary object of study is the female human body, and as a multimedia artist, she has merged the discourses of the avant-garde and of feminism to reappropriate women's gestures, postures, images, and rights. This comprehensive and extensively illustrated study also includes an interview with Export.
Biographies-Memoirs, Arts-Literature, Artists-Architects-Photographers,