Performance work by Sunneva Ása Weisshappel In remembrance of the Viennese Actionism group and Günter Brus, Selbstbemalung II, 1964

 

Camera by Anni Ólafsdóttir and Baltasar Breki Samper 

Music By Inga Magnes Weisshappel and Högni Egilsson

Artistic assistance by Karen Briem and Nanna M.B.S

 

The work Self-painting is dedicated to the Austrian artist Günter Brus and his influence on art today. His aggressively presented actionism intentionally disregarded conventions and taboos I connect with strongly in my approach to performance art. Innovatively I remade his performance work Selbstbemalung II from 1964 to shed light on his work and his fight against fascism which is still a problem today. The work was exhibited at the Physical Cinema Festival in Reykjavík 2021 Self-Painting, I stole this piece, 21st May, 2021.