Rudolf Schwarzkogler - 3rd Action, 1965

"Rudolf Schwarzkogler was an Austrian performance artist best known today for photographs depicting his series of closely controlled "Aktionen" featuring such iconography as a dead fish, a dead chicken, bare light bulbs, colored liquids, bound objects, and a man wrapped in gauze. The enduring themes of Schwarzkogler’s works involved experience of pain and mutilation, often in an incongruous clinical context, such as 3rd Action (1965) in which a patient’s head swathed in bandages is being pierced by what appears to be a corkscrew, producing a bloodstain under the bandages. They reflect a message of despair at the disappointments and hurtfulness of the world."

Posted on April 9th, 2013 with 2,392 notes
Filed under artperformancerudolf schwarzkoglerfavorites


  1. pisosjustice reblogged this from arpeggia
  2. athousandpetalsopentothemoon reblogged this from dropyour-panties
  3. musicfides reblogged this from enfermodemier
  4. dropyour-panties reblogged this from arsenicko
  5. themadnesszone reblogged this from arsenicko
  6. timetomosey reblogged this from arsenicko
  7. the-d3pths reblogged this from arsenicko
  8. iflookss-couldkill reblogged this from arsenicko
  9. enfermodemier reblogged this from arsenicko
  10. arsenicko reblogged this from restless-dead
  11. smokeyfool reblogged this from negrosinparis
  12. dictator-devon reblogged this from liviemaylove
  13. liviemaylove reblogged this from tokeribbons
  14. tokeribbons reblogged this from starveddiamond
  15. pleasant-canadians reblogged this from emibear432
  16. emibear432 reblogged this from starveddiamond
  17. starveddiamond reblogged this from bunny-boots
  18. mell0wfuck reblogged this from jilusion
  19. jilusion reblogged this from thixophobia
  20. thixophobia reblogged this from arpeggia
  21. motorcityresurrection reblogged this from arpeggia
  22. p4per-d0ll reblogged this from crunchingbite
  23. cafaitplaisiramesyeux reblogged this from arpeggia
  24. itsalloverbutthecrying reblogged this from arpeggia
  25. sculpturedmelodies reblogged this from frenchtwist
  26. countyourlittlefingers reblogged this from nowhesings
  27. nowhesings reblogged this from arpeggia
  28. cuteplanties reblogged this from crunchingbite
  29. ayeedion reblogged this from negrosinparis
  30. twistedfingers reblogged this from bacchus-scum
  31. bacchus-scum reblogged this from arpeggia