Alive and Kickin’

We are proud to annouce that Nordmedia recently awarded support to our next DVD called Lowlands featuring three films by Christoph Janetzko, prominent German experimental film maker active domestically and internationally since 1979. The DVD will contain his arts-funded works:

SW 1  -  15 min., 16mm, sound, colour &  B/W, 1985

VOM FLUSS – RIVER COLORS  -  60 min., 16mm, sound, colour, 1994

ARNOS TONLABOR  -  8 min., 35mm, sound, colour, 2010

Arnos Tonlabor

 

 

 

 

 

 

In further developments:

We are planning to include re-publishing of out-of-print or hard-to-get books and documents for download on our web site. The first one will be WERNER NEKES 1966 – 1973, a documentation originally released by Studienkreis Film at Bochum University in February 1974 for the first major retrospective of this most iconic German experimental film maker. It’s been out of print ever since. 112 p. Stills in MUCH BETTER quality than back then – also some in colour. (Sorry folks, in German only!!!)

So stay tuned and visit this site perhaps a bit more often than recently… :-)

De Nooijer: Dutch Masters

Paul and Menno doing their performance LUX at the 26th European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück on 26 April 2013 twice to a packed house – to coincide with the release of our newest DVD featuring the duo.

(Photo: Angela von Brill)

Rejoyce in times of financial duress

So that you may be able to celebrate the release of our latest DVD De Nooijer: DUTCH MASTERS as well, we temporarily reduce the price by 20%. But hurry, offer ends Sunday 21 April, 2013, 24:00 GMT

AV04 de Nooijer: Dutch Masters

AV04 / Region Code 0 / SlimCase / € 24.90 incl. postage & handling
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Total DVD running time: 181 mins

Paul de Nooijer (* 1943) has been making films for 40 years now – an incredible achievement in a field not exactly showered by public interest and funding. His reputation is solidly based on works displaying mostly ‘illusionism’ – the interdependency of film and photography. Since son Menno (*1967) joined in this ‘family business of art’ as a full-fledged partner in 1989, the films became faster and more colourful. But more importantly, the focus of their artistic efforts slightly shifted from just photography and film to a combination with theatre and performance. De Nooijer consciously opted for a blend of traditional disciplines based on the ideals of the Gesamtkunstwerk and Oscar Schlemmer’s interdisciplinary Bauhaus theatre. In this concept photography and film formed part of a larger, total event. More …

Phillip Noyce – Backroads to Hollywood (by Ingo Petzke)

Hard cover / 402 p, 28 photographs, CD-ROM / Sydney 2004, ISBN 1-4050-3595-1

Originally A$45.00 – Amazon offers for US$83.00 – our price €35.00 incl VAT + postage!

Outside our “normal” line of products we offer this authorised biography of Australian-born Hollywood director Phillip Noyce – his only biography so far. The book was never published outside Australia – we offer while our limited stocks – brand new – last. More …

AV03 Kurt Schwerdtfeger (Bauhaus Weimar): Reflektorische Farblichtspiele

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German with English subtitles. Produced with generous assistance of Nordmedia Hannover


av03-dvd-150Though the Bauhaus wasn’t directly involved in all art forms, it definitely exerted interesting impulses nevertheless. A particular point in case is Kurt Schwerdtfeger’s 1922 Reflektorische Farblichtspiele [Reflecting Colour-Light-Play]. Originally conceived as a play for one of the famous Bauhaus Lantern Festivals, it premiered at the Kandinsky home and kind of revolutionised the spatial aspect of 20th century sculpture. At the same time it equals the German abstract films of the early 1920s and is a predecessor of performance art, light shows and expanded cinema. Consequently, the Play was re-discovered and re-staged in the 1960s and has been in demand ever since. More …

The Art of Personal Filmmaking

In addition to the release of the Bastian Clevé-DVD Journeys, we are glad to present the interview from the bonus documentary in plain text form. More …

AV02 Bastian Clevé: Journeys

For private home use only! For other uses, please, get in contact.

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“What lies beyond  reality? Are there ways to take different approaches? Can I visualize things which do not exist in the material world? Can I create visual music and compose with light, imagery, color and shapes which are not animated but are to be found in reality? Can I create imagery the way musical composers create symphonies? Those were the questions I asked myself once I had seen enough “Hollywood”-type movies.

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Stop Press: Bastian Clevé – Journeys

We stopped the press indeed as we just re-discovered a doco from 1983 which we simply HAVE to include as bonus on the DVD. More …

AV01 Paul Winkler: Australian Icons

 

For private home use only! For other uses, please, get in contact.

AV01 / Region Code 0 / SlimCase / 24.90 € incl. postage & handling
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“Filmmaking has always been a journey into the unknown for me. Each new film demands its own trajectory. I might start with a particuliar idea and than after the first 100 feet of exposed film comes back, the imagines tell me which way to go or not to go.

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