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TWO MUSEUMS (ZWEI MUSEEN)

TWO MUSEUMS
photo © Filmgalerie 451

The film presents two museums opposite: The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel, which Samuel Bickel (1909-1975) built there in 1948, and The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, built by Renzo Piano (b. 1937) 1986 . The daylight lead in Bickel's construction was the direct template for Piano, who took it over at the request of Dominique de Menil patroness for its construction.

The shootings of the film TWO MUSEUMS were held in March 2012 in Houston, Texas, and in May 2012 in Ein Harod, Israel.


Heinz Emigholz was born in 1948 near Bremen. He trained as a draftsman and studied Philosophy and Literature in Hamburg. Since 1973, he has worked as an independent filmmaker, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the USA. In 1974 he started his encyclopaedic drawing series THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP. He looks back on numerous exhibitions, retrospectives, lectures and publications. In 1984 he started his film series PHOTOGRAPHY AND BEYOND. He has held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin since 1993, and co-founded the Institute for Time-based Media and the Art and Media program there. A selection of his highly-acclaimed films includes: SCHENEC-TADY I-III (1973-1975), ARROWPLANE (1974), TIDE (1974), HOTEL (1976), DEMON (1977), NORMALSATZ (1981), THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP I-III (1983-2004), DIE WIESE DER SACHEN (1987), DER ZYNISCHE KÖRPER (1990), SULLIVAN’S BANKS (2000), MISCELLANEA I-III (2001-2004), GOFF IN THE DESERT (2003), D'ANNUNZIO’S CAVE (2005), SCHINDLER’S HOUSES (2007), LOOS ORNAMENTAL (2008), SENSE OF ARCHITECTURE (2009), PARABETON-PIER LUIGI NERVI AND ROMAN CONCRETE (2012), PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA (2012), TWO MUSEUMS (2013), and STREETSCAPES (2017). More at www.pym.de.
Genre Architecture
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Heinz Emigholz
Cinematography Heinz Emigholz
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production Company Filmgalerie 451
Length 18 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 no dialogue
Festivals Rotterdam 2014, Jerusalem 2014, Doc Lisboa 2014, Viennale 2014

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