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A Phrenological Self Portrait

Marianne Heske

Norway, 1976
13 minutes, Colour, sound
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
A Phrenological Self Portrait

The idea underlying phrenology is the postulation of a connection between the skull’s external outline and the different areas of the brain, areas where talents and aspects of the personality are localised. Today, nobody takes the theory seriously. MARIANNE HESKE makes use of it to ask questions. Are there eternal truths and values in science (and art)? And the things we believe in and practise today, what will history’s verdict be about them?
Available in English and Norwegian.