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Wolf Vostell «The Consequences of the Emergency Laws»
Wolf Vostell, «The Consequences of the Emergency Laws», 1965
Photograph: Hanns Sohm | ©

 Wolf Vostell
«The Consequences of the Emergency Laws»

One review of Vostell's action 'Die Folgen der Notstandgesetzte' ('The Consequences of the Emergency Laws') recounts that 'Vostell spent most of the time lying on the parquet floor, busy plunging a myriad of pins into the digestive tubes, lungs and other organs that were lying about. He had built a scenario of cages peopled by men and girls; a kind of giant potato crate inside which a dozen extras posed motionlessly, pieces of meat draped over their bodies: humankind as stored goods.'