Polke’s densely layered and open ended films reflect the flood of observations that shaped his life and work. Georg and Anna Polke, Sigmar’s children, have restored over two decades worth of film material, much of which was never publicly screened during Polke’s lifetime. The rare films in this screening span the artist’s life and work providing an insight into his studio, his daily life and family as well as his international travel and interest in other cultures.
The films will be introduced by special guests from Polke's family who will discuss his relationship to film and Christof Kohlhöfer will also discuss his collaboration with Polke.
Christof Kohlhöfer and Sigmar Polke, The Whole Body Feels Light and Wants to Fly… / Der ganze Körper fühlt sich leicht und möchte fliegen... 1969, 16mm film transferred to video, colour and black and white, sound, 33 min
Sigmar Polke, Deistler-Forge / Deistler – Schmiede, West Germany c.1976–79, digital transfer of 16mm film, black and white, colour, silent, 19 min
Sigmar Polke, Zürich Kunsthaus, West Germany c. 1984, digital transfer of 16mm film, colour, silent, 17 min
Sigmar Polke, Untitled (Venice, empty pavillon et al.) / Untitled (Venedig, leerer Pavillon et al.) West Germany c.1986, digital transfer of 16mm film, colour, silent, 28 min
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