Hedy Lamarr (Série Femmage)


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  • Digital Print
  • LS White Velvet 270gr Fine Art Paper
  • Image Size: 55x40 cm
  • Total Size: 70x50 cm
  • Date: 2024
  • 25 units
  • Ref.: ED36892

The work was part of the exhibition ‘JE T'AUTORISE A ÊTRE MOI, JE M'AUTORISE A ÊTRE TOI’ by ORLAN, presented from 18 May to 10 June 2024.


Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), inventor, well-known actress and film producer, was born in Vienna. Of Jewish origin, anti-fascist, she contributed to technology by designing, with George Antheil, a communication system for the US armed forces in World War II, which served as the basis for what is today the cell phone. A true pop icon of American cinema, Lamarr is also the face of an entire generation of Hollywood.

ORLAN hybridizes with a photograph of Hedy Lamarr from Robert Z. Leonard's film “Ziegfeld Girl” and reinterprets the famous dress worn by the actress by adding the motif “I am slowsexual.le” created by Benat Moreno for his performance “Le Slow of L'artiste”. We can also read in this image, the reference to the first female orgasm in cinema directed by Hedy Lamarr. ORLAN frames the actress with two Sans Corps dresses: Sculptures of golden folds, created in 2010. In these sculptures, each fold has different curves and tensions resulting from an organic, carnal, almost erotic vocabulary. The background is lined with a zoom of a cloth simulating a vulva from which Hedy Lamarr appears to emerge between birth and orgasm.

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