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PARABETON - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

Parabeton Plakat

"All architecture is what you do to it when you look upon it." (Walt Whitman)

PARABETON - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

Decampment of Modernism – Part I / Photography and beyond – Part 19
Heinz Emigholz, D 2011, 100 min

"By going back to the Roman origins of the constructional core of modernism PARABETON will be together with the upcoming PERRET-film the finale of my film series Architecture as Autobiography." (Heinz Emigholz)

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THE FORMATIVE YEARS

DEMONTHE FORMATIVE YEARS – Extended Version
Ten films (1972–2004) by Heinz Emigholz

SCHENEC-TADY I – 1972/73, b/w, 40 minutes, silent
SCHENEC-TADY II – 1973, color, 19 minutes, silent
ARROWPLANE – 1973/74, color, 24 minutes, silent
TIDE – 1974, b/w, 34 minutes, silent
SCHENEC-TADY III – 1972/75, b/w, 25 minutes, silent
HOTEL – 1975/76, b/w, 27 minutes, silent and synch-sound
DEMON – 1976/77, b/w and color, 29 minutes, synch-sound
THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP I-III – 1974/2004, color, 94 minutes, sound

An installation of ten films (1972-2004) at EXTRA CITY – KUNSTHAL ANTWERPEN, September 17th until October 31st, 2010. All films on three DVDs with interviews etc. released by Filmgalerie 451.

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THE FORMATIVE YEARS

The Holy Bunch

Klaus Behnken (Roy, der Lektor)Der Zynische Körper

BRD 1986-90
35 mm, Format 1:1,37
s/w und Farbe
89 Min. (25 B/Sek.)

Regie, Buch, Kamera: Heinz Emigholz
Kamera- und Produktionsmanagement: Frieder Schlaich
Art Direction: Ueli Etter
Schnitt: Renate Merck
Lichtgestaltung:
Axel Schäffler
Ton: Alfred Olbrisch
Filmcomputing: Klaus Dufke
Bauten, Ausstattung: Ueli Etter, Detlev Niebuhr
Regieassistenz: Andreas Senn
Script: Sandra Nettelbeck
Produktionsleitung: Werner Müller

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Stills DER ZYNISCHE KÖRPER

The Meadow of Things

Claus Wilhelm Klinker, Eckhard Rhode, Klaus DufkeDie Wiese der Sachen

„To whom in love of Nature holds communion with her visible forms, she speaks of a various language.“ William Cullen Bryant

Clonetown, 1974 bis 1979. Die Chronik eines Abschieds. Charon, ein abgesprungener Terrorist (Eckhard Rhode), sitzt am Ufer zur Vergessenheit und kommentiert die bevorstehende Vermoderung eines entführten Autohändlers. Er hätte auch gern einen Körper gehabt. In seiner Erinnerung ziehen seine zweiten und dritten Ichs herauf, der megalomanische Künstler und der perverse Teppichhändler (John Erdman).

Abb.: Claus Wilhelm Klinker, Eckhard Rhode, Klaus Dufke

Normal Sentence

Normalsatz – Sheila McLaughlin und Heinz EmigholzNormalsatz

Brookburg, am 30. April 1975, dem ersten Tag des Friedens, im Büro der Erinnerung. Ein junger Künstler (Hannes Hatje), Spezialist für die Getrenntheit der Kulturen, versucht die Analyse seiner brutalen Sentimentalität. Intellektuelle amerikanische TV-Babies praktizieren vor seinen Augen die Analyse ihrer Gefühle am Medium Soap, das ihm unverständlich bleiben muß, weil er es als Kind entbehrte. Ihm bleibt die Isolation seiner Arbeit. Nach einem unbewußten Raster sammelt er attraktiv erscheinende Sätze in Bataillonen von Notizbüchern, in denen auch für die Sprache der Sinn der Bilder gilt: Die Anarchie der Gleichzeitigkeit, die das Leben ermöglicht, das die Geschichte zerstört.

Abb.: Sheila McLaughlin und Heinz Emigholz

Miscellanea III

Sullivan's Arch in Chicago, USAMiscellanea III

MISCELLANEA (III) shows the portal, designed by Louis H. Sullivan, to the Chicago Stock Exchange on Monroe Street in Chicago, which was erected in 1894 and torn down in 1972; ruins of a glass factory in Henryetta, Oklahoma, from which Bruce Goff bought the colorful pieces of glass he often used; a railway bridge over a creek in the desert on Highway 62; the General Patton Memorial Museum on Interstate Highway 10 and an intersection in Twentynine Palms, California; "Gateway West" - the Mexican border - and City Hall in El Paso, New Mexico; a study of downtown Oklahoma City and the national memorial designed by Hans Butzer in honor of the people killed in the bombing of the Murrah Building on April 19, 1995; the Community Center designed by William Wesley Peters in 1982 and Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower from 1956 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; the Tower and geodesic Gold Dome that Robert B. Roloff built in 1958 in Oklahoma City from Buckminster Fuller's plans;the jungle gym Bruce Goff built in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1963 for children; a Lockheed T-33, the training version of the first twin-jet US fighter plane, built on a German model, exhibited as a sculpture in front of the Center of Commerce in Del Rio, Texas; three buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright from the 1920s, in which Bruce Goff had a hand; the oldest cement fence in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the oldest brick silo near Bartlesville, and a concrete schoolhouse from the 1920s in Dewey, Oklahoma; the burial sites of Louis H. Sullivan and Bruce Goff in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago; the warship "Puglia" built into a mountain slope on the grounds of Gabriele d'Annunzio's mausoleum, the "Vittoriale" in Gardone on Lake Garda - his body and those of ten loyal followers in sarcophagi on marble steles, high above Lake Garda. The footage from the US was taken in April and May 2002 during the filming of Goff in the Desert; the footage from the "Vittoriale" is from March 24, 1997 in preparation for the project D'Annunzio's CAVE.

 

Img 1: Sullivan's Arch in Chicago, USA

 

Img 2: Downtown Oklahoma City, USA

The Basis of Make-Up III

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The Basis of Make-Up IIIPhotography and beyond (Part 9)

Basic film and master tape of the feature film project "Second Nature - Die zweite Natur" and "Arthur Gordon Pym - Die letzten Geheimnisse der Republik" (AGP - The Last Secrets of the Republic).  

The Basis of Make-Up (III) shows thirty-eight of Heinz Emigholz's notebooks and sketchbooks from 1996 to 2004: cinematic studies of marble inlays on the memorial slabs in the Johannes Cathedral in Valetta, Malta in 2004; of Skull Rock in Joshua Tree Desert in California, which gave the series its title; of Cerro Castellan in Big Bend National Park in Texas; of a rock shop in Quartzsite, Arizona that sells remnants from the glass factory in Henryetta as "gems from Mexico"; scenes from Bartlesville in Oklahoma; a tree covered with shoes on Highway 62 in California in 2002; 

and, in Gabriele D'Annunzio's Villa Cargnacco in Gardone, Italy in 1997, the mask merchant's room, the reliquary room, the workshop, the globe room, the Apollinian veranda, the room of the Cheli, and the Zambracca.

D'Annunzio's Cave

Der Eingang zur Villa Cargnacco im Vittoriale, Gardone 2002D'Annunzio's Cave

"D’Annunzio’s Cave" shows fifteen rooms of the Villa Cargnacco in Gardone on Lake Garda, where Gabriele d’Annunzio moved in 1921 and lived until his death. The villa is part of the “Vittoriale”, a museum-like theme park honoring d’Annunzio that d’Annunzio himself and his personal architect Giancarlo Maroni spent almost two decades designing and furnishing. In 1997, Heinz Emigholz began documenting various rooms of the villa on 35mm film (some of this footage can now be seen in the film "The Basis of Make-Up III"), but he interrupted this project. In 2002, he took it up again in connection with the production of the film "Goff in the Desert".

Goff in the Desert

Al Struckus House, Los Angeles, 1979Goff in the Desert

The film shows 62 buildings – from small petrol stations to representative museums – designed by the American architect Bruce Goff (1904-1982). As such, it is the first comprehensive filmic catalogue of nearly all his surviving creations. Bruce Goff is the great unknown of an original American form of architecture. His constructions and designs run contrary to the ideals of the by contrast well-known Inter-national Style movement. Bruce Goff’s work sparked legendary controversies during his lifetime. Nearly all his buildings stood like a shock in the landscape, paving the way for new, as yet unimaginable avenues in architecture.

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