HEINZ EMIGHOLZ: THE FORMATIVE YEARS (Vol. I & II)

These two volumes publish, in DVD form, the seven Emigholz films presented in installation versions as part of the FORUM EXPANDED at the Berlin Film Festival in 2010. More recently, the films of Heinz Emigholz have been the subject of a career retrospective at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2014.

Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, of Arsenal Experimental and curator for the Berlinale Forum, writes that Heinz Emigholz's "early films provided a crucial impetus for the international experimental film movement of the 1970s and 80s. They are counted among the few experimental works from Germany which have attained enduring international acclaim. The project THE FORMATIVE YEARS makes visible and accessible a segment of film history, which, in light of upheavals in the analog world and departures toward a digital one, enables discussion of highly contemporary developments."

In addition to the seven early films contained in THE FORMATIVE YEARS [I] & [II], the two DVDs also provide numerous bonus extras, including two extensive interviews with Emigholz, both filmed in 2009: one by Viennese film publicist Stefan Grissemann; the other by filmmaker Klaus Wyborny specifically about the films in the project THE FORMATIVE YEARS and the context of their production in the 1970's.

"From the beginning to the middle of the seventies, I produced a series of films containing a complicated interplay between abstract temporal compositions - that is, film movements - and selected urban and rural landscapes. The films ... consist of thousands of photographs, taken frame- by-frame with a Bolex camera on 16mm film according to a previously established score."

– Heinz Emigholz

 

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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HEINZ EMIGHOLZ: THE FORMATIVE YEARS (Vol. I)
(1972-1975)

Director: Heinz Emigholz

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SCHENEC-TADY I
(Germany 1972/73) 

• 40 minutes 
• B&W 
• Silent

     

SCHENEC-TADY II
(Germany, 1973) 

• 19 minutes 
• Color 
• Silent

     

ARROWPLANE 
(Germany, 1973/74) 

• 24 minutes 
• Color 
• Silent 

     

TIDE
(Germany, 1974) 

• 34 minutes 
• B&W 
• Silent

SCHENEC-TADY III
(Germany, 1972/75) 

• 25 minutes 
• B&W 
• Silent

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Bonus Material

INTERVIEW BETWEEN HEINZ EMIGHOLZ AND STEFAN GRISSEMANN
(2009)

• 68 minutes
• German with English subtitles

BROOKLYN BATHROOM PIECE
(1975)

• 14 minutes
• Color
• Sound

STAIR PIECE
(1975)

• 5 minutes
• Color
• Sound

• Series of slides.

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HEINZ EMIGHOLZ: THE FORMATIVE YEARS (Vol. II)
(1975-1977)

Director: Heinz Emigholz

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HOTEL
Germany, (1975/76) 

• 27 minutes 
• B&W 
• Silent, sound

DEMON
(Germany, 1976/77) 

• 29 minutes 
• B&W, Color 
• Sound

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Bonus Material

INTERVIEW BETWEEN HEINZ EMIGHOLZ AND KLAUS WYBORNY
(2009)

• 98 minutes
• German with English subtitles

SCHUHSTÜCK 
(1976) 

• 8 minutes 
• B&W 
• Sound

TASSENSTÜCK 
(1976) 

• 3 minutes 
• B&W 
• Sound

WANDSBEK GARTENSTÜCK 
(1976) 

• 15 minutes 
• Color
• Sound

• Series of slides.

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Total Running Time: 06:49:00 (Vol.1 + Vol.2,  2 Discs)

Language: German & English with English subtitles (interviews)

Published By: Arsenal Experimental Edition

Institutional Price: $400 (Vol.1 + Vol.2) (plus shipping)

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