SLASH / FINAL GIRL
Installation, 210 x 91 x 20 cm
and 130 x 90 x 20cm
black lacquer film, hand-cut letters,
booklet,Inkjet print, folded andclipped, 1st edition: 50 pcs.numbered and signed
// Photos: Thomas Kluckner # 1, 2 & 3
Thomas Scheid # 4, 5 ,6 & 7
The work Slash deals with Slasher films. The Slasher film is a subgenre of Horrorfilms. In the artistic work I trace the genre through the discussion with the feminist film theorie by Carol J. Clover, especially her concept and characterized term of the "Final Girl".
Slash is a two piece text installation. It consists of a lacquer foil and a metal construction. The foil has been processed by a scalpel. The used materials are shown in a setting, which changers between uncanny and fetish. The incised letters in the black lacquer film are arranged film titles of the Slasher genre. The text work Final Girl 1 - 10 deals specifically with the concept of the "Final Girl". In 10 experimental essays, I approach the "last girl left alive". The slasher film genre is a central theme and is interwoven with captivity reports by Joan of Arc, Mary Rowlandson and Patty Hearst, as well as the feminist film theory by Carol J. Clover.