This stimulating visual essay is made up of various encounters between different characters in multiple cities, providing a brilliant reflection on life, obsolete taboos, cosmologies, generational conflicts and urban space as a fundamental element of conversation. (JFM)
-Berlinale Encounters - 2020
-New York Film Festival - 2020 -Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival Mexico City - 2020-Viennale - 2020
-Doclisboa - 2020
Born in 1948 near Bremen in Germany, Heinz Emigholz trained first as a draftsman before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He began filmmaking in 1968 and has worked since 1973 as a filmmaker, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the USA. In 1974 he started his encyclopaedic drawing series “The Basis of Make-Up”. He looks back on numerous exhibitions, retrospectives, lectures and publications. In 1984 he started his film series “Photography and beyond”. He had held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin 1993-2013, and co-founded the Institute for Time-based Media and the Art and Media program, there. In 2003 Filmgalerie 451 started an edition of all his films on DVD.