Born in 1940 in Linz, Austria, Valie Export studied at the School of Textile Design in Vienna until 1964, when she began to devote herself to film, video, photography, sculpture, performance and writing. In 1967 she began to work in the expanded cinema medium with works such as Cutting, Abstract Film No. 1 and Tapp und Tastkino. In her interventions and installations, Export reflects elements of the structure of film and links them to feminist-inspired studies which have to do with the relationship between the body and the cinema. Export co-founded the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative in 1968 and has been a highly influential figure on the international artistic scene for decades.