The Four Troublesome Heads
Jean Luc Nancy
Invisible Adversaries

  • The Four Troublesome Heads
  • [Un homme de têtes], directed by Georges Méliès, France 1898, 1'
    • The first film in the history of cinema in which double exposure was used, and at the same time, the first one to make you literally lose your head. The magicianin this role, Méliès himselftears his head off, but after just a moment a new one grows. The act repeats four times, and after a while, he begins to sing in a quartet with his heads.


  • Jean Luc Nancy
  • directed by Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Austria 2017, 4'
    • The moon in a starry sky, a pendulum in motion, three women seen from behind, crystals. Images, perspectives, bodies, spaces, worlds. The trailer of the Diagonale '17 Festival by Antoinette Zwirchmayr, author of one of the most exciting works at the crossroads of art and experimental film, is the essence of cinema. Specific and abstract, sensual and theoretical, inspiring reflection and emotions.


  • Invisible Adversaries
  • [Unsichtbare Gegner], directed by Valie Export, Austria 1977, 112'
    • "This film, its as if Godard were reborn a woman and made a feminist version of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers," American film critic Amy Taubin wrote about the debut of Valie Export. Anna, an Austrian photographer, discovers that extraterrestrial beings are colonizing the bodies and minds of the Viennese, causing a sudden increase in aggression. Valie Export, one of the pioneers of experimental feminist cinema, skillfully utilizes editing as well as combines video art with performative art and the tradition of surrealism, dadaism and film avant-garde.