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10/65 Selfmutilation
10/65 Selbstverstümmelung
AT / 1965
5 min.

Kren´s 10/65 Selfmutilation is developed from a Günter Brus "action". What the film emphasizes is the surrealistic drama of symbolic self-destruction that Kren drew out of Brus´ action, pacing out each gesture so that one gets a tense, iconoclastic revelation of a man covered in white plaster lying surrounded by razor blades and a range of instruments looking as if they have been taken from an operating theatre. The blades, scissors and scalpels are gradually inserted into him in a ritualistic self-operation.

(Stephen Dwoskin)

A film by:
- Kurt Kren

category:
- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- 16 mm

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