Joseph Beuys 1921-1986
Stahltisch / Handaktion/Eckenaktion (1968)
This film records a public action held at the Creamcheese in Düsseldorf, Germany on December 6, 1968. With the assistance of three students, Beuys and Anatol Herzfeld performed Herzfeld's Drama 'Stahltisch' and Beuys's Handaktion/Eckenaktion. In Beuys's 'hand-action' performance, he intuitively translates thought into physical action, reflecting his belief that the hands and arms are direct links to the mind and soul.