Fachblatt für Fotografie, Film und andere Kunst curated and edited by Annette Frick & Wilhelm Hein. Berlin Oktober 2012. Including DVD.
German language edition (for the most part). Welcome to the world of Annette Frick and Wilhelm Hein! Meet their friends, submerge yourself in the alternative ambiance of Berlin. Charlemagne Palestine and Nick Zedd share insights and photographs with Annette. Gabriele Stoetzer presents a piece “Untergrund in der DDR”. Otto Muehl’s letter to Annette and Wilhelm is printed (on page 74). Filmmaker, actor and writer John Heys introduces his good friend Taylor Mead (may he rest in peace). Media researcher Florian Cramer visits his hometown and speaks some words of wisdom (in English !) about “new” media and media studies. And last, but not least, plenty of artwork by Wilhelm (collages) and Annette Frick (naughty photographs).
For extras, there’s the DVD: filmwork by Wilhelm Hein from 1997 / 2012, and music by Felix Profos.
“Wilhelm Hein (*1940) was one of the key figures that created the grounds and concepts of avant-garde film in the 1960s. Artists of the film avant-garde in the 1920s pursued the question of the independence of colour and shape, applying an analysis of painting and static image, to the moving image. In this sense, their endeavors were as if kinetic painting. What Wilhelm Hein and his generation achieved was to distinguish the medium of film by defining its specific properties: the materiality of the film, the quality of the projector and the screen, the nature of the celluloid and the lightbeam of the projection. At their time no one of the art world was interested in this sort of enterprise. A couple of decades later, an entire group of artists lives on the legacy of Hein and his allies. A third generation of “copycats” receive merits and attention of the art world and its institutions today. Therefore: Tribute to the True Champion Wilhelm Hein.“ – Peter Weibel
Annette Frick (*1957) is an artist and photographer living in Berlin. Together with avant-garde filmmaker Wilhelm Hein she founded the artistic space CasaBaubou in her studio in Wedding.