Kroglasta glava / Kugelkopf / Ball-Head

Kroglasta glava / Kugelkopf / Ball-Head

Mara Mattuschka / sixpackfilm


In Kugelkopf, Mara Mattuschka subversively challenges the printing press and modern technology with her own body's power. Starting by shaving and slitting her head with a razor in sheer pleasure, she proceeds to make marks and patterns with the blood on a glass sheet. The staccato motion of the ritual duplicates the golfball sound of a typewriter. This self-empowering act satirises violence against women.

Film info

Directed by: Mara Mattuschka
Production: neodvisna/independent
Festival programme: HerStory I: Got to Speak Up
Year: 1985
Length: 6’
Country: Austria