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.
The incised text of the installation reads as follows: