Heinz Emigholz

Heinz Emigholz

Heinz Emigholz was born in Achim near Bremen in 1948. He first trained as an artist before studying in Hamburg. Since 1973, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker, fine artist, cameraman, actor, author, journalist and producer in Germany and the United States. He has had many exhibitions and retrospectives, given lectures and published books. In 1974, he began making his encyclopaedic drawing series The Basis of Make-up. In 1978, he founded the Pym Films production company. In 1984, he started working on the Photography and beyond series of films. Since 1993, he has been a lecturer in experimental filmmaking at the Berlin University of the Arts. His publications include ‘Krieg der Augen, Kreuz der Sinne,‘ ‘Seit Freud gesagt hat, der Künstler heile seine Neurose selbst, heilen die Künstler ihre Neurosen selbst,‘ ‘Normalsatz – Siebzehn Filme‘ and ‘Das schwarze Schamquadrat‘ (all published by Martin Schmitz), ‘Die Basis des Make-up (I) and (II),’ ‘Der Begnadete Meier’ and ‘Kleine Enzyklopädie der Photographie‘ (in Die Republik vols. 68-71, 76-78, 89-91, 94-97).

Published films
1972-73 Schenec-Tady I (16 mm, s/w, 27 Minuten)
1973 Schenec-Tady II (16 mm, Farbe, 19 Minuten)
1973-74 Arrowplane (16 mm, Farbe, 23 Minuten)
1974 Tide (16 mm, s/w, 34 Minuten)
1972-75 Schenec-Tady III (16 mm, s/w, 20 Minuten)
1975-76 Hotel (16 mm, s/w, 27 Minuten) - Forum 1976
1976-77 Demon - Die Übersetzung von Stéphane Mallarmés
"Le Demon de l´Analogie" (16 mm, Farbe, 30 Minuten)

1978-81 Normalsatz (16 mm, Farbe, 105 Minuten)
1974-83 The Basis of Make-Up I (35 mm, Farbe, 20 Minuten)
1979-85 Die Basis des Make-Up (16 mm, Farbe, 84 Minuten)
1974-87 Die Wiese der Sachen (16 mm, Farbe, 88 Minuten)
1986-90 Der Zynische Körper (35 mm, Farbe, 89 Minuten)
1993-2000 Sullivans Banken (35 mm, Farbe, 38 Minuten)
1983-2000 The Basis of Make-Up II (35 mm, Farbe, 48 Minuten)
1995-2000 Maillarts Brücken (35 mm, Farbe, 24 Minuten)
1988-2001 Miscellanea I (35mm, s/w, 20 Minuten)
1988-2001 Miscellanea II (35 mm, Farbe, 19 Minuten)
2003 Goff in der Wüste (35mm, Farbe, 110 Minuten)
2004 DVD Goff in der Wüste
1996-2004 The Basis of Make-Up III (35mm, Farbe, 26 Minuten)
1997-2004 Miscellanea III (35mm, Farbe, 22 Minuten)
2002-2005 D'Annunzios Höhle
2005 – 2006 Architektur Laboratorium Steiermark
2006 – 2007 Schindler's Houses
2006 – 2007 Loos ornamental

Further films from the Photography and beyond series as well as the feature films Second Nature – Die zweite Natur and Schwarzer Hafen are still either in production or under preparation.

Villa Cargnacco
Kritiken / Termine
Heinz Emigholz