Amore (1968) by Otto Muehl

Saturday, February 1, 1986, 8:00 pm

Fluxusfilms / Materialaktionsfilme

George Maciunas/Otto Muehl


758 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

One of the important artistic developments of the 1960s was the explosion of performance and body art on both sides of the Atlantic. In their own ways, the Fluxus events of George Maciunas and the Materialaktions of Otto Muehl were important factors in this movement, Maciunas with his use of “found” objects and events, MuehI with his scandals and scatology. The Fluxusfilm Program, in 13 sections, features work by Paul Sharits, Yoko Ono and George Maciunas among others. Of his Materialaktionsfilme Muehl has written, “The presentation of so-called perversions is one of the most important tasks of direct art… Today we work with the fantasies of the perverted to kick the billions of perverted cattle in the ass.” Among the films is Amore: a masochist is continuously beaten with a leather belt, dead rabbit and other material.