DIE SCHASTROMMEL (later: DIE DROSSEL)
Organ der österreichische Exilregierung.
Very good collection of this provocative organ of the Viennese Actionists, published by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Gerhard Rühm, Hermann Schürrer, Oswald Wiener. Contribs. by Arnulf Rainer, G.Baselitz, Dieter Roth, D.Steiger, P.Weibel a.o. Number 5 without the white cloth multiple by Hermann Nitsch. The numbers 8A-C document the Aktionen (Actionism) by Günter Brus during 1964-1970. He called his rather shocking performances "totalaktion (direkte kunst)" (Direct Art) and defines it as "...eine weiterentwicklung des happening, sie vereinigt in sich alle elemente aller kunstgattungen, malerei, musik, literatur film, theater...", in which he explored Freudian themes of erotic violence in ritualistic performances utilizing bodily materials such as blood, semen and meat. Number 11 entitled "Peter Kubelka filmt Arnulf Rainer" is a photo-reportage on Arnulf Rainer with manipulated photos by A. Rainer. All issues in the original pictorial wrappers. The first 5 numbers are printed in a limited edition of 150-350 copies, after no. 6 the edition was enlarged to 500 copies. Nos.1-2 are in 2nd edition.