Interrupted Line: Zeit- und Raumfilm

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Bildrecht, Repro: Archive VALIE EXPORT


Interrupted Line: Zeit- und Raumfilm, 1971-72

Film, 16mm, black and white, silent, 9 min Photography: VALIE EXPORT


Artwork text

A line is filmed through the windshield of a moving car. The line continues on the rear mirror. The movement coming from the other direction and the ongoing movement is visible, both interrupted only by the moving car. The shifting interruption on the space-time line is the size of a car. The cinema as a car, the car as a joint of time (curvature between future and past), the cinema as an interruption of the normal time. (VALIE EXPORT)