2/60: 48 Heads From The Szondi-Test

16mm, black and white, silent, 4.5 min
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Following early experiments on 8mm between 1953 and 1957, [Kren] made his first 16mm film VERSUCH MIT SYNTHETISCHEM TON (1957), including a drawn soundtrack beginning to develop the notions of formal ...
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About

Following early experiments on 8mm between 1953 and 1957, [Kren] made his first 16mm film VERSUCH MIT SYNTHETISCHEM TON (1957), including a drawn soundtrack beginning to develop the notions of formal relationships between simple images. But his next three films, made between then and 1961, showed the systematic direction of his work most clearly: 48 KOPFE AUS DEM SZONDI TEST (1960) and BAUME IM HERBST (1960) being shot according to system, and MAUERN-POSITIV-NEGATIV UND WEG (1961) being edited that way. It is also evident in these films and is confirmed in his next, FENSTERGUCKER, ABFALL, ETC. (1962), that even if Kren rejected poetic or narrative intention, the images of his work were in no way neutral, arbitrary or convenient fillers for a mathematical system." - Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond, 1977 "[I]n this concentrationary universe, no one's his own self, everyone's everyone and nothing. Ruthlessly executed, the formal idea becomes a gruesome philosophical jest." – Raymond Durgnat, International Times, 1966

Films

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    One-Man Show
    Experimental

    One-Man Show
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color and b/w, 72 min
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    3/60: Trees During Autumn
    Experimental

    3/60: Trees During Autumn
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Structural
    • Environment / Nature
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    4/61: Walls Pos Neg. Way
    Experimental

    4/61: Walls Pos Neg. Way
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 6.75 min
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    • Structural
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    5/62: Maggoty Moon
    Experimental

    5/62: Maggoty Moon
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
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    • Structural
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    6/64: Papa & Mama
    Experimental

    6/64: Papa & Mama
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    • Political / Social Activism
    • Arts / Artists
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    7/64 Leda & The Swan
    Experimental

    7/64 Leda & The Swan
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
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    • Body
    • Structural
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    8/64: Ana-Action Gunther Brus
    Experimental

    8/64: Ana-Action Gunther Brus
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 2.75 min
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    • Political / Social Activism
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    9/64: O Tannenbaum
    Experimental

    9/64: O Tannenbaum
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
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    10/65-67: Self Destruction
    Experimental

    10/65-67: Self Destruction
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5.5 min
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    11/65: Helga Philipp Painting
    Experimental

    11/65: Helga Philipp Painting
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 2.5 min
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    12/66: Cosinius Alpha
    Experimental

    12/66: Cosinius Alpha
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 9.25 min
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    13/67: Sinus Beta
    Experimental

    13/67: Sinus Beta
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 6 min
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    15/67: T. V.
    Experimental

    15/67: T. V.
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 4.25 min
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    16/67: September 20
    Experimental

    16/67: September 20
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 6.75 min
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    • Body
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    17/68: Green-Red
    Experimental

    17/68: Green-Red
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, color, silent, 3.25 min
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    18/68: Venecia Kaputt
    Experimental

    18/68: Venecia Kaputt
    Kurt Kren

    16mm, black and white, silent, 1 min
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    • Environment / Nature