(Vacancy, 1998)

Films by Matthias Müller

Introduction by Stefanie Strathaus, Curator at Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek
Friday, April 28, 2006 - 7:00pm
The Memo Book: Films, videos and installations by Matthias Müller Matthias Müller's works can be read as an unwritten history of the experimental cinema in Germany. In 1986 Müller founded the Bielefeld super 8 film co-op Alte Kinder together with Christiane Heuwinkel and six other film makers, 'turning their council houses into film studios,' as a newspaper put it. He addressed the collective consciousness, cinematic conventions, visual culture and his own personal memories in beautiful short films. Müller's films, video installations and photographic works have been presented by important festivals and museums all over the world. (Stefanie Schulte Strathaus) Matthias Müller: Program 2 Album (Germany, 2004, video, 24:00 min) nebel (Germany, 2000, 35mm, 12:00 min) Phantom (Germany, 2001, video, 5:00 min) Vacancy (Germany, 1998, 16mm, 15:00 min)

Co-sponsored by The Mary and Leigh Block Museum, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Experimental Film Club