Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.
Directed by Maria Seifert
Written by Maria Seifert
A co-production by ORF, Clever Contents and Prof. Hermann Nitsch
Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Hermann Nitsch' Universe
Im Universum des Hermann Nitsch
This documentary attempts to live up to Hermann Nitsch' total work of art in celebration of his 80th birthday. The fall between the ordinary daily life in the region of the Weinviertel and the orgiastic actions with international presence is being revealed: in the universe of Nitsch both lives can't be separated from each other. Moreover, the film points out the importance of Nitsch in contemporary art in Austria and Europe and its ongoing development. The artist himself explains his own universe, his art, his ideas, his motivation, and wishes. Based on the comprehensive archival footage, the film classifies his different creative periods but also his creative fields. Interviewing companions complete the image of the political, societal and artistic range from the 1960s until today.