Pouls Cirkelperformance (1967)

Poul Gernes

Black and white film, mute, 2’30”
Filmed by Ole Schelde

 

The amateur film shot by Ole Schelde can be seen as documentations of an activity, which document Poul Gernes as a performer in two of his best know “happenings” that were performed in 1967 at Toftevang School: “Papirperformance”, where Gernes winds himself up in a roll of paper and then cuts himself free from inside the paper roll using his pocket knife; and “Cirkelperformance”, where Gernes slowly and sculpturally rotates.