SLASH / FINAL GIRL
schwarze Lackfolie, handgeschnitten, Metallkonstruktion lackiert
210 x 91 x 20 cm und 130 x 90 x 20 cm
FINAL GIRL 1–10
Edition: 50 Stk.num., sig., 14.8 x 21 cm
// Fotocredits: Thomas Kluckner # 1, 2 & 3
Thomas Scheid # 4, 5 ,6 & 7
The works Final Girl and Slash deal with the slasher film - a subgenre of the horror genre. By examining the feminist film theory of Carol J. Clover and the terms "Final Girl" and "Female Victim Hero" coined by her, I trace in the artistic work the masculinization of the Final Girl in relation to the usual male hero. The work Slash is a two-part text installation. It consists of a lacquer foil, which was edited by a scalpel, and a metal construction. The cut-out letters in the black lacquer foil are well-known movie titles of the slasher genre, such as: Halloween, Scream, I Spit on your Grave, The Exorcist or Carrie... In the artistic text work Final Girl I-I0 I approach the "Last Girl left Alive" in ten experimental text pieces. The slasher film is the central theme and is interwoven with captivity narratives and reports by Johanna von Orleon, Mary Rowlandson and Patty Hearst, as well as feminist film theory.