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19:00 - 21:00

Gouverne Film, Rotterdam

Wilhelm Hein presents Rohfilm & Materialfilm, May 18

In collaboration with DEAF2012, WORM presents a screening program focused upon the materiality of film. Film as chemical material, scratchable material, industrial material – a material that corrodes, that wears, that fractures – that can be manipulated.

Extraordinarily active as filmmaker, film collector and catalyst since the sixties, Wilhelm Hein is one of film’s true individualists; still absolutely dedicated to the moving image as a means of provocation, subversion and documentation of the most intimate type. Courtesy of WORM and the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, he’ll be with us at DEAF2012 screening his early masterpiece Rohfilm and a version of Material Film in which a collection of leaders, colored markings and fragments of cinema, are rejoined into a new living, impermanent entity.

With: Wilhelm Hein



Birgit + Wilhelm Hein – BRD 1968, 16 mm, 22 min
Rohfilm’s montage was constructed with very short
frame sequences and an attitude of extreme reduction to produce a purely material aesthetic.


Wilhelm Hein – BRD 1976, 35 mm, 35 min
“Man Ray’s artistic inhibitions are pushed aside, giving rise to a purely anarchic material film.” – Wilhelm Hein

With a uniquely live, materialist soundtrack from Roel Meelkop (Kapotte Muziek, GOEM, Zèbra)

Wilhelm Hein presents Rohfilm & Materialfilm, May 18
Image: Materialfilm by Wilhelm Hein