Salto Mortale

Ulrike Rosenbach

1978, 30:00 minutes, colour


In the first phase of this action, Rosenbach swings high under the ceiling, filming the images of Leyla Khaled and the (upside down) Madonna of the Rosenhaag. In the second phase, she drops down, swinging from her knees. Still holding the camera, she records the image in the mirror on the floor below her. At intervals she repeats the words "Frau...Frau" and "Frau sein" ("woman...woman" and "to be a woman").

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