Aktion 398

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Publicity, press, technical, administrative, photographic and audiovisual material for performances of Aktion 398 in the UK, Europe and Mexico.

Aktion 398 involved a one-to-one encounter with Franko B. The audience would book a time slot in advance. Upon arriving for their time slot they would take a number from the queue management system (FB/9/3/1/1/3) and sit in a waiting area before their number was called, being led individually into the room by one of Franko B’s assistants, dressed in medical whites. Franko B was naked, painted white, wearing a head cone with a wound to his abdomen that had been made with a scalpel.

First performed as part of exhibition titled 'Chi Mi Lecca La Ferita?' - 'Who is going to lick my wound?' at Luciano Iga-Pin, Milan, Italy in Mar 1998 - all related material is in the Exhibition series - FB/3/1/2

Aktion 398 was also performed at KlausEngelhorn 20, Vienna, Austria as part of 'Now You Know Me' exhibition - all related material is in the Exhibition series - FB/3/1/8

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Related Material

FB/3/1/2 - first performance of what would later be titled 'Aktion 398' took place at exhibition ''Chi Mi Lecca La Ferita?' (Who is going to lick my wound?) at Luciano Inga-Pin Gallery, Milan

FB/3/1/8 - Aktion 398 was performed at KlausEngelhorn20, Vienna as part of Now You Know Me exhibition