Scar Tissue


Scar Tissue was made in 1980 in New York City. It is a seven minute, black and white, silent film consisting of a series of quick shots with black or white frames between each quick shot. It was filmed on the busy streets of New York City, and was made to illustrate our male dominated society. The shots go from a shot of a woman confined to high heels and a short skirt to shots of men smoking cigars in business suits. It is fast paced but gives just enough time between each shot for us to think about what we just saw. The men are all leisurely taking it slow, laughing and chatting it up while the women always seem to be in a rush to be somewhere and possibly do something.

It's not clear what the title Scar Tissue is exactly referring to, whether she is referring to the uncomfortable shoes or the scar left on women when they are dominated. This seems to be left up for discussion. There is not a lot of information about this movie in books or on the internet, even on Friedrich's site. But she does in an interview with Scott MacDonald state that she was trying to be very aggressive when making this film, I think she gets her point across.

Kristina Schaab, 2004.

Su Friedrich