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Persistence of Vision #5: The Art of Destruction: The Films of the Vienna Action Group

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The Vienna Action Group formed the most provocative, insurgent, and challenging of all the worldwide art movements of the 1960s. Their sexually charged and antisocial actions exacted a profound and irreparable upheaval in the way in which art was conceived. Using their own bodies as raw material, the Action Group undertook experiments in cruelty that disassembled the human body and its acts into compacted gestures of blood, semen, and meat.<P>The films of the Vienna Action Group form the essential residue, debris, and evidence of their performances. For the first time, this book focuses on those films as fully revealing the obsessions, ambitions, and outrages of the Action Group. Fully illustrated and annotated, this is a book of compelling interest to all students of film, art, and performance, and for all readers engaged with questioning social and corporate cultures.

Synopsis:

The films of the Vienna Action Group fully reveal the obsessions, ambitions and outrages of Europe's most notorious '60s provocateurs. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to that body of cinema. Fully illustrated and annotated, and of interest to all students of film, art and performance.

About the Author

Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and the leading authority on Antonin Artaud. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including: Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White; Tokyo Vertigo; the wide-selling Caligula: Divine Carnage; and Artaud: Blows And Bombs, the definitive biography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840680973
Publisher:
Creation Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Barber, Stephen
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Series:
Persistence of Vision
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.24x8.22x.34 in. .78 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » World Cinema
Biography » General
Engineering » Communications » Television

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"Synopsis" by , The films of the Vienna Action Group fully reveal the obsessions, ambitions and outrages of Europe's most notorious '60s provocateurs. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to that body of cinema. Fully illustrated and annotated, and of interest to all students of film, art and performance.
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