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Kurt Kren

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Kurt Kren (born 20 September 1929; died 23 June 1998 in Vienna) was an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker. He is best known for his involvement with the Vienna Aktionists and the group of films that resulted, although this accounts for only a part of his career, and he later returned to the Structural roots of his third film 3/60: Bäume Im Herbst. Although not a seminal Structural film, 31/75: Asyl is arguably one of the more satisfying films of the movement. Biography Kren was born in 1929 in Vienna, Austria to a Jewish father and German mother. From 1939 until the end of World War II Kren lived in Rotterdam, where he was sent with one of the Children's Transports. In 1947 Kren returned to Vienna, and his father provided him a job at the National Bank, where he was also an employee. He began his film career in the early 1950s, creating experimental short 8mm films. In 1957 he moved to the 16mm format. In 1966, Kren participated along with artists like Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, Pe
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