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Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler (Zwei Projekte von Friedrich Kiesler)

Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler
photo © Heinz Emigholz

The film explores two projects by Austrian artist und visionary Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965): the model for Endless House (1959) that is currently exhibited at the Kiesler Foundation in Vienna and The Shrine of the Book designed and built by Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos in Jerusalem (1959-65). The film was shot in June 2006. The film is the third part of a trilogy of films dealing with the buildings of Adolf Loos, Rudolph M. Schindler und Frederick Kiesler.

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
Genre Art
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2009
Director Heinz Emigholz
Screenplay Heinz Emigholz
Cinematography Heinz Emigholz
Producers Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Co-Producer Heinz Emigholz
Production Company AMOUR FOU Vienna, in co-production with Pym Films/Berlin
Length 16 min
Format color
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Oberhausen 2009, Toronto 2009, Vancouver 2009, Thessaloniki 2009, Zinebi Bilbao 2009, Rotterdam 2010, Sevilla 2014

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