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Titel:     Parasympathica
Director     Mara Mattuschka
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Parasympathica
Year: 1986
Country: Austria
Length: 05:00 min
Premiere: no data
Medium: Film
Category: Avantgarde/Arts
Orig lang.: not specified
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Parasympathica
In a Spanish magazine, I found a list of characteristics considered by the Catholic church to be positive and negative. With two exceptions, the positive characteristics represented passive attitudes. In the film, I represent them mimically. Using animated imagery, I let the juices which are stimulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, flow over the body: tears, sweat, sperm, vaginal secretions.

(Mara Mattuschka)


In Parasympathica the artist divides her body into two halves, one black and the other white, with everything held together by a crown she wears. This "split" figure rotates jerkily by means of single frame animation. As Mattuschka spins on her own axis in a movement resembling a butterfly, the contrasts between the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic, are blurred.

(Christa Bl├╝mlinger)

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