7/64 Leda and the Swan

Kren´s film 7/64 - Leda and the Swan is also based on a Muehl Materialaktion. The almost convulsive use of juxtaposition reappears here, but the captured gesture assumes a more erotic sensitivity, though the "action" itself was primarily a gradual destruction of the erotic.
(Steven Dwoskin)

This film developed along the same lines as Mamma und Papa did. Because material was missing - irritated by unforeseen spectators, the action´s female model stopped earlier than expected - Kren inserted the balloon sequence from Mama und Papa here as well.
(Hans Scheugl: "Die Filme. Eine kommentierte Filmographie," in: (ed.) Scheugl Ex Underground Kurt Kren. Seine Filme, Vienna 1996)


Orig. Title
7/64 Leda und der Schwan
Year
1964
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Director
Kurt Kren
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Kurt Kren
Action
Otto Mühl
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
1994
Riga - Arsenals - Int. Film Festival
1996
Tokyo - Ebisu Int. Festival
1998
Palermo - l'immagine leggera. Int. Videoart, Film & Media Festival
2001
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival