Ballhead (Kugelkopf)

Short Film
1987, beta SP, 6', bw

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 golf-ball sound of a typewriter. This self-empowering act satirises violence against women, in particular the eye-slitting sequence in Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. (source:

Organisation: City of Women & Kinodvor
In co-operation with: Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto
With the support of: Sixpack Film

Date and time of event: 
Oct 06th 21:30
Place of event: 
Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova City
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