Eye

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl

We see the tightly framed face of the artist. She seems to try to apply a contact lens in her eye, but keeps failing. She places the lens repeatedly on her eyelid. The video addresses the clinical plastic surgery and blepharoplasty. The horrifying-looking operation aims at beauty. 

Production Year
1978
Duration
00:09:40
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Silmä
Finnish Title

Silmä

English Title

Eye

Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director)
Press Photos
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.