Kurt KREN (1929 - 1998)

Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Kurt Kren began making 8mm films in the early fifties, then moving onto more formal, experimental films on 16mm in 1957. Kren left Austria in 1968, following a court case involving the Viennese Actionists, with whom he worked closely, making films for Otto Muehl and Gunter Brus. He eventually settled in Texas where he became a fixture in the indie film scene but returned to Vienna in the 1990s, where he lived until his death in 1998.