Heinz Emigholz

Heinz EMIGHOLZ (1948, Germany) was trained as a draftsman, before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He works as a filmmaker, actor, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the United States. In 1978, he founded his own production company, Pym Films. All his works are part of the same creative process, and sometimes have similar titles as a result. Many of his titles have been placed in series. By now, Emigholz has a large œuvre of art and often architectural films, although frequently the boundary between these two expressions is vague. He also teaches experimental film in Berlin and Switzerland.


(selection) Schenec-Tady I (1973, short), Arrowplane (1974, short), Tide (1974, short), Schenec-Tady II (1975, short), Schenec-Tady III (1976, short), Hotel (short, 1976), Demon (1977, short), The Formative Years I-II (1977), Normalsatz (1982), Die Basis des Make-Up I/The Basis of Make-Up I (1983, short), The Basis of Make-Up (1984), Die Wiese der Sachen/The Meadow of Things (1988, doc), Der Zynische Körper/The Holy Bunch (1991), Sullivans Banken/Sullivan's Banks (2000, short), Maillarts Brücken/Maillart's Bridges (2001, short), Die Basis des Make-Up/The Basis of Make-Up II (2001, short), Miscellanea I (2001, short), Miscellanea II (2001, short), Goff in der Wüste/Goff in the Desert (2003, short doc), Die Basis des Make-Up/The Basis of Make-Up III (2005, short), Miscellanea III (2005, short), D'Annunzios Höhle/D'Annunzio's Cave (2005, short doc), Schindlers Häuser/Schindler's Houses (2007, doc), The Whitman Project (2007, co-dir), Loos Ornamental (2008, doc), Ornament und Verbrechen/Ornament and Crime (2008, short, co-dir), Sense of Architecture (2009), Zwei Projekte von Friedrich Kiesler/Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler (2009, short), Eine Serie von Gedanken/A Series of Thoughts (Miscellanea IV-VII) (2011), Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi und Römischer Beton/Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete (2012), Perret in Frankreich und Algerien/Perret in France and Algeria (2012, doc), Zwei Museen/Two Museums (2014, short)