Thursday, February 22, 2007

Günter Brus' Selfpain, Selfmutilation (1965). The central role Brus played in Vienna Actionism (1964-1970) is manifested in the radicalness with which he used his own body as a medium for his performances. As a consequence of these "actions" the artist had to leave Austria. This ended one day in a dance excess that I celebrated on a marble-topped cafe table. As I was about to herald the grand finale with a few hefty stomps, the marble top was at the very least the chain of association — marble plate-marble cake-mummy cake-tummy cooking = shit — that made me drop my trousers and force out my bladder and belly refuse.-- GB

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