During the first edition of the new AWL series at WORM we'll present a highly charged documentary by Austrian artist Paul Poet. The film's set up is amazingly simple and effective: Florence Burnier-Bauer tells her life story, seated in a comfy arm chair, holding a molested doll. What she tells sheds a new light on the artistic practice and legacy of Otto Mühl, one of the founders of Viennese Aktionism. The way she tells it opens up worlds that evoke the emotional and physical landscapes of the films of Agnes Varda.
The screening will bepreceded by Kurt Kren's first actionist film 6/64 Mom and Dad (An Otto Mühl Hapenning). In it, Kren introduces subjects and images that were revolting and highly explosive at the time, both politically and culturally.