A core member of the artist collective around Hermann Nitsch, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler- instigators of Viennese Actionism- it was during the early 1960s that Viennese painter, performance artist, graphic artist and writer Günter Brus staged his first actions in Vienna. Due to the radical nature of his works, Brus soon found himself at odds with the Austrian authorities. Sentenced to six months of close arrest, in 1970 Brus absconded to Berlin. During the subsequent years, his works were shown by a range of internationally-renowned museums and galleries-nowadays, Brus ranks among Austrias most eminent contemporary artists. The DVD introduces the films Körperanalysen (Body Analysis"), an overview of Actionism movies from 1964-1970 (by, amongst others, Kurt Kren, Otto Mühl, Ernst Schmid Jr.), compiled and presented in a documentary format by Peter Kasperak, as well as Anita Natmessnigs documentary Schrecklich Verletzlich ("Awfully Hurt"). In addition, the DVD features many slide shows of Actionism photography by Ludwig Hoffenreich, amongst others. Hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies. The packaging consists of a slip lid box with banderole, containing an 100-page book with photos and texts by Peter Weibel and Theo Altenberg. Running time: 131 mins; Audio-Language (Actions): German, English, French; Audio-Language (Documentary): German; Subtitles: English/French; Format PAL, 4:3/16:9 Color; Audio-Format Stereo (MP2/AC3); Region 0 (All Regions); X-Rated 18; Book: 100 pages; ISBN 978-3-9811856-2-1." - Edition Krothenhayn.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.