Base Mix   Austria   1998

Moira ZOITL  

"Base mix" is a documentary discussion between Moira Zoitl and her mother, the artist Gloria Zoitl, exploring specific positions of a woman and the relation of her life and work, from the perspective of a mother/ daughter relationship where both are artists.

The discussion takes place in a 70´s ambient. It is not clear if the shown scenery is the authentic everyday context of the daughter, or if this is used as a symbol of the past. Black and white scenes of the mother´s daily life, which are interspersed, betray a glimpse of her present situation: flower pots, books, old furniture in a house in the countryside. The discussion, although led very objectively, disconcerts. It becomes all the more clear that everything could be very different when the woman discusses her life as a series of conscious decisions.

"Base mix" provides links in the exhibition "After 68. Demands and Desires": fragments of interviews with artists of the same generation as her mother (born around 1945) are taken out of newspapers - e.g. Valie Export, Carolee Schneemann or Rosenbach - private, individual events combined with social and historical trends and statements. (Suess)



Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Austria

Salle de Bal, Institut Français de Vienne, Wien, Austria


19min 15sec mono color PAL

Technical protocol

Sony Digital Video (recording); Media 100 (postproduction); Beta SP (master)

Produced together with

Wtih Gloria Zoitl; Camera: Ralf Hoedt, Moira Zoitl.


best before, Moira Zoitl

Post production

Zone, Wien


best before; Bundeskuratorin für Kunst Lioba Redeker


Basis Wien


Moira Zoitl

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