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GOLD - Variation
video by Hannah Heer & Werner Schmiedel
2012 color 3:30 minutes

GOLD - Dance Dream Myth
video by Hannah Heer & Werner Schmiedel
1983-85 color 9 minutes

"Alchemy was out to convert ordinary base metal to gold and to create the elixir of life. Hannah Heer and Werner Schmiedel are repeating the alchemic processes but in a contemporary way. They color the sea gold and alternate these images with barely tangible words such as 'life', 'dream' and 'universe'. With Villa Come Me, on the celebrated fishing island of Capri, as a location, a moving painting is created with mythical overtones." --World Wide Video Festival 1984, Den Haag, Holland

"Deriving impulses from Renaissance paintings Hannah Heer collaborated with Werner Schmiedel and produced the three part tape GOLD. Using subnarrative and associative means, GOLD presents the mythological search for gold in a rhythmic, dream-like homage to the wealth of fantasy. The video is marked throughout by a striking, fantastic application of the color gold." --Tafelspitz International

"...I find the tape mesmerizing."
--Bob Riley, Curator, Video and Performance Art, ICA, Boston

* Collection: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

GOLD - SUDDENLY GOLD IMAGES
by Hannah Heer & Werner Schmiedel
1985 Multi-Media Installation

VIDEOKUNSTENAARS SPELEN MINDER GOD IN PARADIJS
"Hannah Heer en Werner Schmiedel hadden het in hun installatie Gold - Suddenly Gold Images niet duidelijker kunnen uitdrukken: We moeten op zoek naar het goud in de kunsten. Het gaat er niet om of de schilderkunst dood is, de film passé en de video niew. We wilden een hommage brengen aan al die vormen. Ze gaan allemaal over het licht, dat fundamenteel is in de beeldende kunst vanaf de Renaissance. In Gold hebben we een tot nu toe onmaakbare kleur goud met video tot stand gebracht. Kunst moet over liefde en achting gaan. Over 'gouden ervaringen'. We hopen dat onze installatie dat oplevert."
--Pauline Terreehorst, de Volkskrant, Amsterdam, 10 September 1985

VIDEO KRIJGT DE RUIMTE IN HAAGS MUSEUM
--Pauline Terreehorst, de Volkskrant, Amsterdam, 14 September 1985

Festivals/Exhibitions

The World Wide Video Festival, Kijkhuis, Den Haag
Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
Internationale Video-Biennale, Wien
Videonale, Bonn
Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
San Francisco International Video Festival
Filmmuseum Wien
ICA, Boston

© 1983-2012 All Photographs by Hannah Heer & Werner Schmiedel. All Rights Reserved.

 

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