Kurt Kren & Ernst Schmidt jr: Action Films
16mm, color & b/w, 60 min.
Kurt Kren’s Action films are the most tangible way of comprehending the nature of Actionist work of art and events today. I am not referring to the recognazibility of an action’s dramaturgical details, but rather to the fact that Kren’s Action films make it possible to immerse oneself into their structural essence so as to grasp their energetic and aesthetic meaning. (Hubert Klocker) Accompanied by two Action films dating from the same period by Ernst Schmidt jr. who is internationally still less known than Kurt Kren but not less radical in his filmic approach.