Kurt Kren's Action films are the most tangible way of comprehending the nature of Actionist works of art and events today. I'am not referring to the recognizability of an action's dramaturgical details, but rather to the fact that Kren's Action films make it possible to immerse oneself into their structural essence so as to grasp their energetic and aesthetic meaning.' - Hubert Klocker
This DVD contains:
6/64 MAMA UND PAPA, 1964, 3 min 57 sec
7/64 LEDA MIT DEM SCHWAN, 1964, 2 min 56 sec
8/64 ANA, 1964, 2 min 40 sec
9/64 O TANNENBAUM, 1964, 2 min 56 sec
10/65 SELBSTVERSTUMMELUNG, 1965, 5 min 19 sec
10b/65 SILBER AKTION BRUS, 1965, 2 min 34 sec
10c/65 BRUS WUNSCHT EUCH SEINE WEIHNACHTEN, 1965, 2 min 56 sec
12/66 COSINUS ALPHA, 1966, 9 min 16 sec
13/67 SINUS BETA, 1967, 5 min 58 sec
16/67 20. SEPTEMBER, 1967, 6 min 53 sec
Kurt Kren: Born 1929, died 1998 in Vienna. Starts making experimental 8mm films in the early fifties. 1957 takes up 16mm and serial montage techniques. From 1964 onwards Kren collaborates with the Viennese Actionists Otto Muhl and Gunter Brus. Co-founder of the Vienna Institute of Direct Art and the Austrian Filmmakers Cooperative. Member of the Wiener Secession, the Vienna Institute of Direct Art (1966), the London Filmmakers Coop (1967), the New York Filmmakers Coop (1968), the Progressive Art Production Munich (1968), the Grazer Autorenversammlung (1973).
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