Art & Revolution

Actions by: Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Peter Weibel, Franz Kaltenböck, Otmar Bauer, Herbert Stumpfl, Anastas, Oswald Wiener, an unidentified masochist.

Experimental documentary film about the famous happening at the University of Vienna, including brief shots from the event at the same time, which led to press attacks in the Austrian mass media for months against Viennese Actionism, and a jury trial, in which Otto Muehl and Günther Brus were sentenced to prison and which also led to Oswald Wiener´s emigration.

To counteract the myth of the event at the same time, the original material is combined with sequences from the "material-action nr. 54" by Otto Muehl and a film about how to keep dogs. (E.S.jr.)
(This film is part of Schmidt´s 20 Action and Destruction Films.)

Orig. Title
Kunst & Revolution
Year
1968
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Ernst Schmidt jr.
Action
Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Oswald Wiener, Peter Weibel
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
1998
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival