In collaboration with DEAF2012, WORM presents a screening program
focused upon the materiality of film. Film as chemical material,
scratchable material, industrial material – a material that corrodes,
that wears, that fractures – that can be manipulated.
Extraordinarily active as filmmaker, film collector and catalyst since the sixties, Wilhelm Hein
is one of film's true individualists; still absolutely dedicated to the
moving image as a means of provocation, subversion and documentation of
the most intimate type. Courtesy of WORM and the Goethe-Institut
Rotterdam, he will be with us at DEAF2012 screening his early masterpiece
Rohfilm and a version of Material Film in which a collection of leaders,
colored markings and fragments of cinema, are rejoined into a new
living, impermanent entity.
Birgit and Wilhelm Hein – BRD 1968, 16 mm, 22 min
Rohfilm’s montage was constructed with very short frame sequences
and an attitude of extreme reduction to produce a purely material aesthetic.
Wilhelm Hein – BRD 1976, 35 mm, 35 min
Man Ray’s artistic inhibitions are pushed aside, giving rise to a purely anarchic material film. – Wilhelm Hein
With a uniquely live, materialist soundtrack from Roel Meelkop (Kapotte Muziek, GOEM, Zèbra).