Thank you Sherry Wiggins, for reminding me about the great work of Valie Export
Body Configurations by Valie Export (1972-76)
Arrangements of the body’s elements are postures, revelations, or expressions of inner states:
At present I am mainly treating female postures from a feminist point of view and dealing with materials from the female environment, in order to thaw the imposed norms of the female bodily gestures, body language, and the associated function of the female body in our culture.
All images © VALIE EXPORT
Source: Why the body? Why Valie Export? – posted in Boulder March 12, 2017
Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940) is one of the most important pioneers in conceptual media art, performance, and film.