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Hermann Nitsch - 150. Aktion (2017)

  • Braithwaite Hall Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street Croydon CR9 1ET (map)
  Hermann Nitsch’s  122.Action , 2005, Burgtheater Vienna

Hermann Nitsch’s 122.Action, 2005, Burgtheater Vienna

We close our final Saturday of the festival with a large scale screening of Hermann Nitsch's most recent Aktion.

This ends our retrospective of works from the archive of Hermann Nitsch ahead of his 80th birthday on 29th August 2018.

This legendary artist granted TF18 permission to screen a selection of pieces chosen by Hermann Nitsch himself and our artistic director, Dr. Thomas John Bacon for the festival.

A founder of the short-lived and yet continually relevant, shocking, and infamously impactful, Viennese Aktionists, Hermann Nitsch’s influence continues to touch all of performance art still today. His Orgien Mysterien Theater aktions, often involve slaughter, butchery, religious sacrifices, crucifixion, as well as noise, dance, celebration, ritual and rapture. The viewing experience on film is no less impactful and creates beautifully shocking imagery that holds its audience in a world full of question and wonder.

Attend this event with a TF18 Day thirteen ticket or a TF18 Festival pass. Day tickets will be available on the door for £15.