Fachblatt für Fotografie, Film und andere Kunst curated and edited by Annette Frick & Wilhelm Hein. Published in 2015, paperback, about 90 pages, with DVD.
This edition includes the original Heft 9 (dedicated to Kurt Kren), that is out of print. On top of that here’s a lot of new material. Text is partly in german, most of it is in english.
The highly refined drawing of Kren with Willhelm Hein was contributed by Paul McCarthy.
The DVD included is the same as the one in Heft 9, with:
Out O’Actions – Excerpts of a talk with Paul McCarthy 3:28
Für Kurt – by Wilhelm Hein 4:34
Der Bärenkampf – Horst Nibbe erzählt 1:54
Für Howard (Guttenplan) by Wilhelm Hein 10:50
“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.