Invisible Adversaries (1976) by Valie Export

Sunday, June 16, 1985, 8:00 pm

Invisible Adversaries by Valie Export

Filmmaker Valie Export in Person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Valie Export is widely known as one of the most exciting and controversial artists of the past twenty years Staunchly feminist in her themes and concerns, Export gained fame in Austria for her work in various media film, video, body art, and photography. Invisible Adversaries (1976) was immediately recognized as a major breakthrough in narrative film art and as a passionate statement of female alienation in the modern world Financed by the Austrian government (which was later attacked for sponsoring “pornography’”), I.A. centers on the character of a young photographer who is convinced that the world is being invaded by invisible outsiders called “Hyksos.” Making use of still imagery, video, jump cuts, and a free-floating camera, Export documents the effects of the “aliens” while reporting on contemporary life in Vienna (continued Nazi activity, professional life). Export will present her newest film in 35mm at the Pacific Film Archive on Tuesday, June 18th