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The Films of the Vienna Actionists



Otto Muehl (b. 1925)

Wehrertüchtigung (1967)

Psycho-Motorische Geräuschaktion (1967)

Kardinal (1967)

Satisfaction (1968)

Stille Nacht (1969)

Scheißkerl (1969)

Sodoma (1969)

Manopsychotisches Ballett Part 1 (1970)

Manopsychotisches Ballett Part 2 (1970)

Investmentfonds (1970)

Psychotic Party (1970)

Oh Sensibility (1970)

Der Geile Wotan (1970)

Therese Schulmeister & Otto Muehl - Friedrichshofer Kinderfilme (1985-1987)

Unknown Title (unknown date)


Kurt Kren (1929-1998)

1957 - 157 Versuch mit synthetischem Ton (Test) (Experiment with Synthetic Sound (Test)

1960 - 360 Baume im Herbst (360 Trees in Autumn)

1962 - 562 Fenstergucker, Abfall, etc. (562 People Looking Out of the Window, Trash, etc.)

1964 - 664 Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Mühl) (664 Mom and Dad (An Otto Mühl Happening)

1964 - 764 Leda mit dem Schwan (764 Leda and the Swan)

1964 - 864 Ana - Aktion Brus (864 Ana Action Brus)

1965 - 1065 Selbstverstümmelung (1065 Self-Mutilation)

1965 - 10b65 Silber - Aktion Brus (Silver Action Brus)

1966 - 1266 Cosinus Alpha

1967 - 1367 Sinus Beta

1967 - 1667 20. September

1968 - 2068 Schatzi

1973 - 2873 Zeitaufnahme(n) (Time Exposure)

1975 - 3175 Asyl (3175 Asylum)

1978 - 3678 Rischart

1978 - 3778 Tree Again

1979 - 3879 Sentimental Punk

1995 - 4995 Tausendjahrekino (Thousand-Years-Cinema)


Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938)

Maria - Conception - Action - Hermann Nitsch (1969)

6 Tage Spiel - Das Orgien Mysterien Theater. Day 3: Day of Dionysus (Excerpt) (1989)


Otmar Bauer (1945-2004)

Impudenz im Grunewald - Teil 1, Teil 2, Teil 3 (1969)


The term Viennese Actionism describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop "action art" (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.). Its main participants were Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. As "actionists", they were active between 1960 and 1971. Most have continued their artistic work independently from the early 1970s onwards.

Documentation of the work of these four artists suggests that there was no consciously developed sense of a movement or any cultivation of membership status in a "actionist" group. Rather, this name was one applied to various collaborative configurations among these four artists. Malcolm Green has quoted Hermann Nitsch's comment, "Vienna Actionism never was a group. A number of artists reacted to particular situations that they all encountered, within a particular time period, and with similar means and results." -- Wiki


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Otto Muehl in UbuWeb Sound
Hermann Nitsch in UbuWeb Sound





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