Klaus Lutz: Performances for Screens
Discover the work of this enigmatic Swiss artist, and prepare to have your mind blown.
Total runtime c90min
The fascinating, enigmatic film work of Swiss artist Klaus Lutz (1940-2009), never before shown in the UK, lies somewhere between the meditations of a recluse and the fantasies of a utopian visionary. Speaking to the earliest origins of cinema, his films are reminiscent of those of Georges Méliès and Charlie Chaplin, with overtones of both the Russian avant-garde and the Bauhaus. Curated and presented by Lutz’s friend and peer, artist Hannes Schüpbach, the films – which harness performance, animation and intricate multiple exposure – range from single-screen work to 16mm double-projections on to both a screen and a large white balloon, creating convex, circular images.
A Projections touring programme by Tyneside Cinema, supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.