A cover version of a performance/video by Valie Export from 1979.
Valie Export’s description of her performance: Technology/material: a person in an evening dress in a cage made out of battery-charged electric wires, a small child in a cot, a bird in a transparent glass cage, a seven-month-old dog in a transparent glass cage, a hamster in a transparent glass cage, a meal for the people. Table, chair, cutlery, glass, wine, and food for the animals. Two video cameras, six monitors, a switch, a microphone, and loudspeakers. (VALIE EXPORT Archive)
Description of our cover version: Technology/material: a person in a dark suit sits on a dolly track and can be moved forward and backward, a sixty-three years old man from Tehran sits inside a crib, two fishes in a transparent fish tank, a trained dog on a small round carpet. Two video cameras, one underwater camera, four large monitors – split screen, one preview monitor, microphones, and loudspeakers. Light bulbs around the inside glass frames.
Concept and realization: Yosi Wanunu
Video + Sound: Michael Strohmann
Guests: Bahram Parsa, Manuela Nassek with Magic
Kubus EXPORT, Vienna/Feb 14, 2011
Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien