EWVA European Women's Video Art

Anna Valeria BORSARI

Key Works


Autoritratto in una stanza, documentario / Self-portrait in a room, documentary (1977)


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Borsari confines herself in a room with a photo and a video camera with the aim to explore her body and its relationship with the confined space. Through her own words she guides the audience in her intimate journey. After the performance was finished, the room was opened up to the public for the rest of the day. In 1978, Cavallino published a book with a text by Borsari and images from this performance.

The video was produced by Galleria del Cavallino (Venice)with camera operator Andrea Varisco.

This version was migrated to digital following the video-preservation procedure by Camera Ottica (Università degli Studi di Udine) with the support of the artist and EWVA ‘European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’


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