Monday, October 13, 2008

Otto Muehl

Otto Muehl was a member if the Viennese Actionist school whose performance art pieces were excursions into the deprivation of humanity. The subjects of his pieces were often dehumanized, sometimes in front of onlookers, but mostly in front of a camera. One of his best known works is Shit-Guy from 1969, in which acts of corprophilia are engaged in. This particular piece, and for that matter the majority of Muehl's other work, is quite disturbing....

-Bryce VanHoosen-

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