RIP Günter Brus

This video is a little gross, but hardly much by contemporary horror cinema standards.

From his Wikipedia entry:

Brus was a co-founder in 1964 of Viennese Actionism (German: Wiener Aktionismus) with Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. His aggressively presented actionism intentionally disregarded conventions and taboos, with the intent of shocking the viewer. At the Kunst und Revolution event at the University of Vienna in 1968, Brus urinated into a glass then proceeded to cover his body in his own excrement, and during the performance Brus also sang the Austrian National Anthem while masturbating. Brus ended the piece by drinking his own urine and inducing vomiting, and was subsequently arrested. Through this piece and his other performance works, Brus hoped to reveal the still fascist essence of the nation. This performance created a public outrage at the time and the participants were dubbed by the media as uniferkel or "University Piggies." Sentenced to 6 months in prison after the event and subsequent public reactions, he fled to Berlin with his family and returned to Austria in 1976.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 14, 2024
     Category: Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness | Performance Art | Outrageous Excess | Europe | Twentieth Century | Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

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