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Das Unbekannte Hamburg

Unknown Hamburg

DAS UNBEKANNTE 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.

Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1988, 60 min

by

Ludwig Schönherr