Phyllis Kronhausen

Eberhard Kronhausen & Phyllis Kronhausen – Psychomontage (1963)

From Amos Vogel’s Film as a Subversive Art:
Sexologists, psychologists, and proponents of sexual freedom, the Kronhausens here attempt to induce erotic response in the audience by carefully chosen visual stimuli and juxtapositions (aimed at both conscious and unconscious). Phallic symbols and open orifices, a tongue licking an orange, an unexpected finger entering the frame: almost any object or act, no matter how innocuous, the Kronhausens show, can be made to appear erotic, and reveals our predisposition towards ‘shaping’ visual evidence for purposes of erotic gratification. Read More »

Eberhard Kronhausen & Phyllis Kronhausen – Sex-cirkusse AKA The Hottest Show in Town (1974)

A circus on the brink of bankruptcy comes up with a new show mixing traditional circus acts with sex.

The directors Phyllis (1929-2012) and Eberhard Kronhausen (1915-2009) were a husband-and-wife team of sexologists, mainly active in the 1960s and 1970s. They wrote a number of books on sexuality and eroticism, made several films and amassed a collection of erotic art, which traveled around Europe in 1968 as the First International Exhibition of Erotic Art and then found a home in San Francisco as the Museum of Erotic Art. Read More »