Performance (12 work / s)
Code 8856E Performance / Edition
Joseph Beuys: Handaktion / Anatol Herzfeld: Der Tisch (1968)
1. Der Tisch, 1971
Published by Vice Versand, Remscheid
Aluminum box, 19,1 x 19,1 x 4,1 cm., containing
Super-8 film 16 mm (length: 16'00'')
and magnetic tape ((length: 90'00''),
with oil paint and original paper label
Signed by the film participants: ANATOL,
Joachim Duckwitz, Ulrich Meister, Johannes Stüttgen
and Joseph Beuys in pencil and inks
This multiple is based on the film fragments from 1968.
Joseph Beuys selected a compilation of stills from the main tape
2. Joseph Beuys. Handaktion, 2009
Published by Steidl Verlag, Göttingen
Edited by Eva Beuys and Wenzel Beuys
Cardboard box 24 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm. containing:
a. Book, pp. 79, 24 x 16.5 cm.
b. DVD containing the copy of the
Super-8 film 16 mm ( 17'35'')
on repeat for five times
Total length: 95'38''
"Drama Tisch/Handaktion” was a staged performance with Anatol Herzfeld, Joseph Beuys, and, as participants, Joachim Duckwitz, Ulrich Meister, and Johannes Stüttgen. It took place on January 23, 1969 at the Düsseldorf pub “Cream Cheese.” From a control desk in the corner of the pub, Anatol sent red and green signals to the participants who had their hands fixed on the table: They had to speak as soon as the green light came on; a red light meant they had to be silent. It was accompanied by Beuys’ “Handaktion”, his free acting in a corner of the room.
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