10/65: Self-Mutilation (Kurt Kren, 1965) – FILM REVIEW

As the title suggests, 10/65: Self-Mutilation is not an easy film to watch. It is an experimental piece of filmmaking that simply watches unceremoniously a man seemingly inflicting pain on himself in various randomly creative ways, whilst covered with plaster and dough, which adds disturbing texture to the raw visuals. This is arguably Kurt Kren’s best work. It is packaged in a low budget type of outlook, but most importantly very well represents the short-lived 20th-century art known as the Viennese Actionism, which revolved around all kinds of fetishism. ⭐⭐⭐

10/65: Selbstverstümmelung // Director: Kurt Kren // Experimental // Austria

 

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