Mara Mattuschka

Ballhead (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Hands vigorously pull scraps of paper from an antiquated printing press, while their owner remains invisible. Then Mimi Minus and a razor blade; the incident is still shocking, even sixty years after Bunuel's cut into the pupil of an eye, or the brutal shaving of Joan of Arc. The shrouded head, wrapped in muslin, reappears and black paint is daubed over the top. Black is found in many of Mattuschka's films as if a child with dirty fingers had taken the exposed roll of film outside to play. Mara Mattuschka makes bacterial cinema as she daubs and scrawls. -- Stephan Settele

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Mara Mattuschka

Para Sympathica (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

In a Spanish magazine, I found a list of characteristics considered by the Catholic church to be positive and negative. With two exceptions, the positive characteristics represent passive attitudes. In my film, I represent them mimetically. Using animated imagery, I let the juices which are stimulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system flow over the body: tears, sweat, sperm, vaginal excretions.

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Mara Mattuschka

I Have Been Very Pleased (1987) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

And our emperor said: Thank you. It's been very nice. I have been pleased.

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Mara Mattuschka

Beauty And The Beast (1993) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

The child (beauty) in the belly and later in the claws of the beast (mother).

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Mara Mattuschka

S. O. S. Extraterrestria (1993) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

The world as a plaything for a giantess from outer space. A godzilla-imitation on the way to herself: the giantess from outer space in the streets of a big city, fooling around, producing destruction, copulating with the Eiffel Tower.

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