In the 45-minute video TV-Butterfly from 1980, Vostell addresses the construed opposition between culture and nature. A mini control monitor nestles in a hairy vulva, the thighs firmly pressed together. Recalling Gustave Courbet’s painting L’Origine du monde (1866), this pictorial motif in a diverse array of variations had assumed a key place in Vostell’s works since the 1970s. While the images alternate on the monitor, a woman’s voice chimes in, singing in an unchanging chord “ever forever.” A hand with pink-varnished fingernails materializes and then vanishes again. Cut. Butterflies on arrangements of blossoms embody unfettered nature. They alternate with the vulva. The frequency of the images increases, a pendulum light swings over the technoid nude. The camera changes zoom. In the mini control monitor the same motif is recognizable as in the large camera shot; a doubling takes place. The rapid cuts hystericize the image sequence and the transition between the motifs, which increasingly slip out of camera focus and become fuzzy. Moreover, the sound changes, but the voice remains the same. The final shot is an abstract image of human skin.