Online catalogue / Kurt Kren :

26/71 Cartoon - Balzac and the Eye of God
26/71 Zeichenfilm - Balzac und das Auge Gottes
AT / 1971
0 min.

Zeichenfilm - Balzac oder das Auge Gottes is a play on the idea of trick film. And trick film it is. The 30-second work is shown twice in case the viewer missed something the first time: in crude hand-drawn animation Zeichenfilm ... evokes the scatological sado-masochistic actions and performances of Otto Muehl and Günter Brus which Kren filmed during his second period. In Zeichenfilm Balzac a male figure hangs himself, achieves a monstrous erection and ejaculates into a woman´s mouth. She in turn hangs herself; he enters her vaginally then anally. Finally, she defecates on the left side of the frame wherein appears an eye of God while on the right in a cartoon box the words "Aber Otto" ("But Otto") materialize, a comic reference to Otto Muehl.

(Regina Cornwell, The Other Side: European Avant-Garde Cinema 1960-1980)

A film by:
- Kurt Kren

- Animation/Direct Film

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- 16 mm
- 35 mm

price: 30 EUR


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