Facing a Family, 1971
"Expanded Movie", "TV-Aktion", "Imaginäre Leinwand"
Video, black and white, sound, 5 min
Telecast Feb. 28, 1971 by ORF in "Kontakte"
on the topic of "Family and TV" (isolation)
Two families sit face to face, one in a TV set, the other at home. No program is visible since the screen that one family is looking at is also the screen of the other. What one sees is the reaction to the program, i. e., the specification screen being transmitted to the TV. This reaction, in turn, is the same as in the audience, since the reaction of this family still/also represents a program for the other family. The whole thing can last some 5-20 minutes. Television in the family; the family in television. (VALIE EXPORT)
Toronto, CA, Mercer Union
Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum
Innsbruck, AT, Galerie im Taxispalais