The cinema of Hannes Schüpbach aims not to represent the world, but rather, like the geometries of a carpet, to reconstruct and materialize its system of infinite relations. For this Swiss artist and filmmaker, a film is like a carpet in which a series of images unfold, handwoven into a patterned fabric. Taking handicrafts as a model, in his films, figures, motifs and colours enter into a rhythmic but silent system that strikes up multiple correspondences and oppositions. With the presence of Hannes Schüpbach.
Winter Feuer, 2000, 3 min; Toccata, 2002, 28 min; L’atelier, 2007,16 min; Instants, 2012, 16 min; Erzählung, 2007, 40 min. [16 mm screening. All the films are silent.]