Nil Yalter: "La femme sans tête" (1974).
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Nil Yalter (Egypt, France * 1938)
Nil Yalter was born in Cairo and grew up in Istanbul. She moved to Paris in 1965, where she co-founded the Groupe de Cinque in 1968, a collective of transcontinental and multicultural women artists. Her interdisciplinary work explores issues of migration, gender and identity.
"La femme sans tête" is one of Nil Yalter's early videos and shows the artist painting her belly with passages by René Nelly, an author who writes about eroticism and civilization. The artwork portrays an experimental and energetic appropriation of the female body.
"La femme sans tête", 1974, 24:00min.
In the Conference Partner Programme:
"La femme sans tête" in Conversation with Fabienne Dumont. Partner event at the Institut Français, Berlin.