Das Unbekannte Hamburg

Unknown Hamburg
In the mid-’80s, Schönherr made stunning portrait film of the city of Hamburg. The sixty minute film, Unknown Hamburg (1983-8) – the artist’s only work produced with public funds – intersperses carefully framed shots of unfamiliar Hamburg cityscapes with silent close-ups of ballerinas from the Hamburg Ballet, images remniscent of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.
by Ludwig Schönherr Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1988 60’