BIOGRAPHY



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 has held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin since 1993, 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. Publications a.o.: Krieg der Augen, Kreuz der Sinne (War of Eyes, Cross of Senses), Seit Freud gesagt hat, der Künstler heile seine Neurose selbst, heilen die Künstler ihre Neurosen selbst (Since Freud Said That the Artist Heals His Neuroses Himself, Artists Have Been Healing Their Neuroses Themselves), Normalsatz – Siebzehn Filme (Ordinary Sentence – Seventeen Films) and Das schwarze Schamquadrat (The Black Sqare of Shame) (all four books at Verlag Martin Schmitz); Die Basis des Make-Up (I) and (II), Der Begnadete Meier (Grace Jones), Kleine Enzyklopädie der Photographie (Small Encyclopaedia of Photography) and Die Basis des Make-Up (III) (in Die Republik No. 68-71, 76-78, 89-91, 94-97 and 123-125); Sense of Architecture with more than 600 photographs.





FILMOGRAPHY



— 1972/73. Schenec-Tady I (16 mm, 27 min, silent)
— 1973. Schenec-Tady II (16 mm, 18 min, silent)
— 1973/74. Arrowplane (16 mm, 24 min, silent)
— 1974. Tide (16 mm, 33 min, silent)
— 1972/75. Schenec-Tady III (16 mm, 20 min, silent)
— 1975/76. Hotel (16 mm, 27 min)
— 1976/77. Demon – The Translation of Stéphane Mallarmé‘s »Le Démon de l’Analogie« (16 mm, 30 min)
— 1978/81. Normalsatz – Ordinary Sentence (Feature film, 16 mm, 105 min)
— 1974/83. The Basis of Make-Up I (Photography and beyond – Teil 1). (35 mm, 20 min)
— 1979/85. The Basis of Make-Up (Feature film, 16 mm, 84 min)
— 1974/87. Die Wiese der Sachen – The Meadow of Things (Feature film, 16 mm, 88 min)
— 1986/91. Der Zynische Körper – The Holy Bunch (Feature film, 35 mm, 89 min)
— 1993/1999. Sullivan‘s Banks (Photography and beyond – Part 2) (35 mm, 38 min)
— 1995/1999. Maillart‘s Bridges (Photography and beyond – Teil 3) (35 mm, 24 min)
— 1983/2000. The Basis of Make-Up II (Photography and beyond – Part 4) (35 mm, 48 min)
— 1988/2001. Miscellanea I (Photography and beyond – Part 5) (35 mm, 20 min)
— 1988/2001. Miscellanea II (Photography and beyond – Part 6) (35 mm, 19 min)
— 2002/03. Goff in the Desert (Photography and beyond – Part 7) (35 mm, 110 min)
— 1996/2004. The Basis of Make-Up III (Photography and beyond - Part 9) (35 mm, 26 min)
— 1997/2004. Miscellanea III (Photography and beyond – Part 10) (35 mm, 22 min)
— 2002/05. D‘Annunzio‘s Cave (Photography und beyond – Part 8) (DigiBeta, 52 min)
— 2005. Robert Maillart and The Art of Structural Engineering (DV, two interview films, together 89 min)
— 2005/06. 57 short films for the exhibition project Sense of Architecture (HDCAM, 330 min)
— 2006/07. Schindler‘s Houses (Photography and beyond – Part 12) (35 mm, 99 min)
— 2007. The Whitman Project (Co-Direction Lior Shamriz) (DV, 52 min)
— 2006/08. Loos ornamental (Photography and beyond – Part 13) (35 mm, 72 min)
— 2008. Ornament and Crime by Adolf Loos (Co-Direction Benjamin Krieg) (DV, 30 min)
— 2005/09. Sense of Architecture (Photography and beyond – Part 11) (HDCAM, 138 min)
— 2006/09. Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler (Photography and beyond – Part 14) (HDCAM, 16 min)
— 2010. A Museum in Essen (Miscellanea IV) Photography and beyond – Part 15 (HDCAM, 21 min)
— 1987/2010. El Greco in Toledo (Miscellanea V) Photography and beyond – Part 16 (HDCAM, 29 min)
— 1986/2010. Leonardo‘s Tears (Miscellanea VI) Photography and beyond – Part 17 (DV, 29 min)
— 1987/2010. On Board USS Ticonderoga (Miscellanea VII) Photography and beyond - Part 18 (DV, 12 min)
— 2011. A Series of Thoughts (Miscellanea V, VI, VII und IV) (HDV, 91 min)
— 2012. Parabeton – Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete (Decampment of Modernism – Part I / Photography and beyond – Part 19) (RED, 100 min)

— Three films in production: Auguste Perret in France and Algeria, Decampment of Modernism, The Kiesler Projection
— Three ongoing projects: The Basis of Make-Up IV, The Black Square of Shame, The White Square of Shame
— Six feature film planning: Let It Come Down, Tale of Five Cities, Fluß ohne Ufer (No Safe Haven), Second Nature, Schwarzer Hafen (Black Harbour), The Last Secrets of the Republic

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