two short films by heinz emigholz (65')
saturday 12.1.2019 20:00
le corbusier [|||||] asger jorn [relief] | heinz emigholz | germany, 2015 | 29'
the film contrasts the villa savoye, built by le corbusier in 1931, and asger jorn's grand relief, which the danish painter and sculptor produced in 1959 for the aarhus statsgymnasium. the film makes connections between what does not belong together, at least not according to the ideological stipulations of their creators. (filmgalerie 451)
"the film came about because i was intrigued by the premise of comparing two buildings that at first seem to have nothing to do with one another. a dialogue between thoroughly stylized clarity and declared wildness, both with ideological trimmings. it was only by working on the film that i learned to appreciate the two works that had once left me indifferent: the delight of their creators in the productively implemented statement." (heinz emigholz)
cinematography & editing till beckmann, heinz emigholz | sound jochen jezussek, christian obermaier | producer heinz emigholz | screening format dcp | distribution filmgalerie 451
zwei basiliken | heinz emigholz | germany, 2018 | 36'
a confrontation and comparison of two church buildings, which could hardly be more different, but also a dialogue between various concepts of church and community: the protestant grundtvig's church in copenhagen and the catholic cathedral in orvieto. the cathedral in the central square in the middle of the city of orvieto, with its visual histories in the interior and on the façade, and the imposing brick building of the church on the edges of copenhagen, which forms the center of a housing complex of like-minded persons. both radiate into their surroundings, the cathedral from great heights into the mountains around, the church itself like a rock in the flat land. the cathedral as a community achievement of great craftsmanship and the church like a strictly constructed dogma. horizontal meets vertical, north meets south, mysticism meets joie de vivre, protestantism meets catholicism, clarity meets complexity, however they are distributed when it is a matter of the ideology of holy sites and the reflection and contemplation made possible inside them: the beauty of craftsmanship and political intentions." (heinz emigholz)
cinematography & editing till beckmann, heinz emigholz | sound jochen jezussek, christian obermaier | producer heinz emigholz, thomas bo jensen | screening format dcp | distribution filmgalerie 451