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AV06 Ingo Petzke: Northern Lights

AV06 / Region Code 0 / Slim Case, 15.00 €
incl postage & handling
(Germany only for other countries add 3 €)

Total DVD running time: 120 mins

AV06-u1If we really strive for emancipation from visual maiming in the cinema, away from institutionalised viewing-schemata on TV, it is not sufficient to keep expanding the boundaries and to start breaking new visual grounds. In addition to the small avant-garde of filmmakers doing so, we need an army of others starting to sow and cultivate the ploughed-up grounds and who will bring in the harvest for the benefit of those still visually undernourished. Werner Nekes, the doyen of German Experimental Film once claimed that the first trains were more important than golden stage coaches. Well, alright then, let’s use these newly-developed means of visual trans-portation to advance into the new grounds into which the tracks have been laid down for years by the Avant-garde.

(Ingo Petzke in a manifesto in 1975)

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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 / € 15.00

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 …