Deutsche Version

The Basis of Make-Up

Director: Heinz Emigholz    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1974, 1982
Synopsis: Photography and beyond - Part 1 "Basis film and master tape" for the feature films "The Holy Bunch (Der Zynische Körper)", "Second Nature" and "Black Harbour". Featured are are sixty-nine of Heinz Emigholz's illustratred notebooks from 1983 to 1996, three sketch books from the 80s and 90s, and cinematic studies of his exhibition "Der Untergang der Bismarck" at the Zwinger Gallery, Berlin 1988, a castle moat in Riva, Italy 1997, a casting of Aguste Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" in front of the Kunsthaus in Zürich 1988, an olive grove near Norma in Italy 1995, a magnolia tree in Basle 1996, burnt meat at Cabo de Creus in the Pyrennees 1988, an i9ntersection in Owatonna, Minnesota 1995, and a house underpass in Giesshübelstrasse, Zurich 1996. In addition, there are 184 drawings from the series "Die Basis des Make-Up" as positives and negatives. The writings and visual representations are the property and legacy of a person who appears in the film "The Holy Bunch" as an editor, in "Second Nature" as a fashion designer, and in "Black Harbour" as a charcoal burner. The writings and visual representations are the property and legacy of a person who appears in the film "Normalsatz" as a melancholic street walker, in "Die Basis des Make-Up" as a rug dealer designer, and in "Die Wiese der sachen" as a con-man. "The films Filme The Basis of Make-Up (I) und (II) are the centre about which my feature films revolve. I imagine them as an intermezzo between the long films, the data base as an interlude. The paradoxical nature of film is taken to an extreme: giving something that is taken away immediately." (Heinz Emigholz)
Language: without dialogue
Forum participation year: 1984
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Technical Attributes

Format: 35mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 21
Color: color
Sound: Silent
Length in metres: 560
Weight: 4.2
Number of reels: 1