Barbara Filser

Barbara Filser is an art historian and media theorist currently based at the Institute for History of
Art and Architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, where she is working on a
research project on CD-ROM art funded by the German Research Foundation. Her other main areas
of research are documentary and essay film, video art, and the history and theory of photography.
Publications include a book on Chris Marker’s use of images in his films and an edited collection
about French writer and literary theorist Maurice Blanchot’s notion of the image (co-edited with
Kristin Marek).


Analysing VALIE EXPORT’s ...Remote…Remote… (1973), Filser ponders on the deeper meaning of the disturbing, visceral on-screen body images.


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