Stephanie Oursler self-published 5 CUTS in 1975 with a small number of copies, on the occasion of an exhibition in Rome, Bari, Milan and Como. The book combines stills from unidentified silent films with autobiographical texts, and in doing so creates an open narration of her life, which is both an intimate recollection and a literary construction. A poetic depth unfolds in ’s language, which—in connection with the sometimes concrete, sometimes surreal and enigmatic images—approaches the essence of memory.
This new edition is supplemented by a text by art historian and critic Giovanna Zapperi. [publisher's note]