A confrontation and comparison of two church buildings, which could hardly be more different, but also a dialogue between various concepts of church and community: the Protestant Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen and the Catholic Cathedral in Orvieto. The cathedral in the central square in the middle of the city of Orvieto, with its visual histories in the interior and on the façade, and the imposing brick building of the church on the edges of Copenhagen, which forms the center of a housing complex of like-minded persons. Both radiate into their surroundings, the cathedral from great heights into the mountains around, the church itself like a rock in the flat land. The cathedral as a community achievement of great craftsmanship and the church like a strictly constructed dogma. Horizontal meets vertical, north meets south, mysticism meets joie de vivre, Protestantism meets Catholicism, clarity meets complexity, however they are distributed when it is a matter of the ideology of holy sites and the reflection and contemplation made possible inside them: the beauty of craftsmanship and political intentions.
Denmark / Germany 2018
Documentary form36 min · Colour
Heinz Emigholz was born in 1948 in Achim, near Bremen, Germany. Since 1973 he has worked as a freelance filmmaker, artist, writer, cinematographer, producer, and journalist. In 1974, he began an encyclopedic series of drawings, Die Basis des Make-Up, which was the subject of a major exhibition at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof museum in 2007/08. In 1978 he founded his own production company, Pym Films. In 1984, he began a film series called Photographie und jenseits / Photography and Beyond. From 1993 to 2013, he held a professorship in experimental filmmaking at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he is a co-founder of the Institute for Time-Based Media and the university’s art and media course. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.Filmography (selection)
1973 Schenec-Tady I 1974 Arrowplane · Tide 1976 Hotel 1981 Normalsatz 1985 Die Basis des Make-Up 1987 Die Wiese der Sachen (The Meadow of Things) 1999 Maillarts Brücken (Photographie und jenseits – Teil 3) (Maillart's Bridges) 2003 Goff in der Wüste (Photographie und jenseits – Teil 7) (Goff in the Desert) 2005 D’Annunzios Höhle (Photographie und jenseits – Teil 8) (D'Annunzio's Cave) 2008 Loos ornamental (Photographie und jenseits – Teil 13) 2012 Parabeton – Pier Luigi Nervi und römischer Beton (Parabeton – Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete ) · Perret in Frankreich and Algerien (Perret in France and Algeria) 2014 The Airstrip – Aufbruch der Moderne, Teil III (The Airstrip – Decampment of Modernism, Part III) 2015 Le Corbusier [IIIII] Asger Jorn [Relief] 2017 2+2=22 [The Alphabet] · Bickels [Socialism] · Streetscapes [Dialogue] · Dieste [Uruguay] 2018 Two Basilicas
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018
Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktionwww.pym.de