Deutsche Version

Das unbekannte Hamburg

Director: Ludwig Schönherr    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1983 - 1988
Synopsis: The sixty minute film, UNKNOWN HAMBURG (1983-88) – the artist's only work produced with public funds – intersperses carefully framed shots of unfamiliar Hamburg cityscapes with silent, close-ups of ballerinas from the Hamburg Ballet, images reminiscent of Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. Alongside television and urban landscapes, ballerinas surface again and again as the objects of Schönherr's gaze, both in his films and photographs. (In the mid-'60s Schönherr even wrote two ballets himself).
Language: without dialogue
Forum participation year: 2009
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: on-site viewing
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 56
Color: color
Sound: separate on ¼ inch tape
Length in metres: 607
Weight: 3
Number of reels: 2