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Rent Hermann Nitsch: Actions 1962-2003 (2006)

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The Action art of Hermann Nitsch from past to present Actions, 1962-2003: Disputed and celebrated: Hermann Nitsch, Actionist and painter, composer and stage designer. He is one of the most renowned Austrian artists of today and nevertheless still divides the art world as before. Nitsch belongs beside Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler as one of the most important main actors of Viennese Actionism. At the beginning of the '60s he carried out his first "Actions" in Vienna, which involved several trials and three terms of imprisonment.
His main work, "Orgy Mystery Theatre", the bloody, sacrilegious meat-play inspired by Greek mythology, Antonin Artaud and Sigmund Freud, was the defining work of his career, and has established and influenced Actionist performance representations in contemporary art ever since. On this video there is a 4-hour overview of all of Nitsch's "Actions" from 1962-2003, as well as an interview from 2005. The 80-page book (German/English) which includes text by Florian Schreiner and numerous photos, explains the theoretical basis of Nitsch's work. On the CD are recordings of the 122nd "Action" at the Burgtheater of Vienna in November of 2005.
The Action Art of Hermann Nitsch from Past to Present
Shellshock Distribution
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
Germany, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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English, French, German
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
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