“retaped Rape is at the same time a homage to and questioning of the original film.”
In her films, collages and projects, Fiona Rukschcio deals with the roles assigned to women, with identity construction, and with extreme emotional experiences. At the Secession, she is showing her film retaped Rape (2012) and a series of photographs documenting the making of the film, as well as photo-collages and furniture. These new works take their cue and their structure from the film Rape made by Yoko Ono and John Lennon in 1969. Rukschcio re-filmed the work, in which the cameraman pursues a young woman through London back to her apartment, recreating the same shots at the original locations, but without the woman.