KIP MASKER, Beta SP, 3 min, 2007, Distribution Sixpackfilm

30 sec excerpt

(...) With her camera, and with her clothes, she transforms her body not for the sake of others, but for herself. She stays within her room, bending and pinching her body so that she can regard it. In this private space, her body is matter, unfamiliar. If there is an eroticism in this video, it is not from the hint of bondage her garments suggest, but from the intimacy and intensity of her gaze. We never see her face, nor the fullness of her figure. Petschnig provides no recognizable image of a “woman” to relieve us. Instead she leaves us to imagine for ourselves the rest of her: the way she looks out there, beyond the bedroom.