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How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body

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Sacred Temple Dance: Mata’s Debut

Materials used: Fair use photograph of Ruth St. Denis’ “Radha”, dried flowers, tube lights, 8mm film.

To be shot:  Mata Hari performs her debut striptease, removing her head.

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A Bow To Shiva

Materials used: Fair use 16mm film, “Radiance”; cut out from photograph of Ted Shawn in “Cosmic Dance of Siva”; velvets; 8mm footage.

To be shot: Mata Hari’s body will dance behind Shiva- her limbs outstretched in different poses- while her head rests below his foot.

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Mata Performs the Songs of Bilitis at Natalie Barney’s Salon

Materials used: Liquid oil light projection; photographic cut outs; deterioration from dagguerotype; 8mm footage.

To be shot: Mata will dance inside and outside the circle of women.

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Her First Mission: Mata Takes a Ride in a French Military Observation Balloon

Materials used: tissue paper, photograph of Genoble circa WWI, 16mm newsreel footage of the Red Baron, tissue paper, yarn, tube lights, video generated color bars, 8mm film.

To be shot: Mata Hari’s head will dangle from the bottom of the observation balloon, while her body entertains a man in the basket.

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Mata Hari Spies on a German Submarine

Materials used: Tin foil, acrylic paint, photograph, 4 layers of 16mm film, 8mm footage

To be shot: Mata’s head will peer out of a model submarine.

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Mata Hari Discovers the Tank

Materials Used: Closeup on microfiche, photograph cutout, footage from fair use film, “Celebration”, painted wings, 8 mm film

To be shot: Mata’s legs will sprout out of the tank; her head rests on the side.

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Title Sequence

Materials used: peacock feather, skeleton leaves,  sunrise cut out from 16mm film, textured paper, exposed 8mm film.

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