Next to Viennese Actionism and the Vienna Group of experimental
literature, the avant-garde film movement in late 1950s and 1960s Vienna now stands as Austria’s most important contribution
to the history of art since 1945. In this book, Hans Scheugl – a filmmaker and historian of modern art and independent
film – illuminates the explosive development of Viennese underground filmmaking which has no equivalent in the rest
of Europe. Among the main protagonists of this movement were Kurt Kren, Ernst Schmidt jr., Valie Export and Peter Weibel.
The book also includes a number of historical documents and a conversation between Scheugl and Peter Weibel from 2002.
Erweitertes Kino. Die Wiener Filme der 60er Jahre
Distributed by Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna 2002. 212 pages, with more than 100 b/w illustrations and a detailed filmo-chronology from 1951 to 1973. In German