Functional Pictures

Schöne Bescheerung

The schematised scissors with the dotted line to cut is one of the of the genre. There used to be hardly a package which did not have this sign. Now that perforation or cap seals have more or less driven out the old scissors this symbol brings out almost nostalgic feelings.

Hil de Gard (born 1964 in Lustenau, now living in Vienna) has taken up these scissors for "Functional Pictures". During her cartoon film however the snapping scissors do not open a milk carton but attempt to give four heads a haircut. Bowing the head proves to be the way to retain an intact crown.

(Vitus Weh)