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Hermann Nitsch - The action art of Hermann Nitsch from past to present

Actions 1962–2003 (1 DVD-PAL) plus a CD containing recordings from the Burgtheater performance 2005.

Hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies. The packaging consists of a slip lid box with banderole, containing a 80 pages book with photos and texts.

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 to the most important main actors of Viennese Actionism. At the beginning of the sixties he carried out his first ‘Actions’ in Vienna, which involved several trials and three terms of imprisonment. His main work, the "Orgy Mystery Theatre", inspired by Greek mythology, as well as by Antonin Artaud or Sigmund Freud, has been introducing, building up and carrying on all art forms since this time.

On the DVD there is a 4-hour overview of all ‘Actions’ of 1962–2003, as well as an interview from 2005. The 80-page book (German/English) with a text by Florian Schreiner and numerous photos explains the theoretical basis of Nitsch’s work. The CD contains recordings of the 122nd ‘Action’ from the castle theatre Vienna.

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