Early Works by Hans Richter


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Early Works by Hans Richter is released with the bonus films! Hans Richter's position in the art world was unique. As one of the earliest exponents of Dada, he was also one of the first to recognize the new possibilities cinematography offered the artist. He participated in the first avant-garde film movement alongside Léger, Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, Cocteau and Dali, and later in New York his teachings would influence many of the "New American Cinema" filmmakers.

By film I mean visual rhythm... to see movement, organized movement, wakes us up, wakes up resistance, wakes up the reflexes, and perhaps wakes up our sense of enjoyment as well. This kind of film gives memory nothing to hang on. At the mercy of "feeling", reduced to going with the rhythm according to the successive rise and fall of the breath and the heartbeat, we are given a sense of what feeling and perceiving really is: a process - MOVEMENT."- Hans Richter 1924


  • Rhythmus 21 1921 4’
  • Rhythmus 23 1923 4’
  • Filmstudie 1926 5’
  • Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk) 1927-28 7’
  • Race Symphony 1928-29 7’
  • Two Pence Magic (Zweigroschenzauber) 1928-29 2’
  • Inflation 1927 3’
  • Everything Turns Everything Revolves 1929 3’


  • Give Chance a Chance (Stephan Chodorov, 1973, 28')
  • Richter on Film (Cecile Starr, 1972, 12')
  • A Visit to Hans Richter (Jonas Mekas, 2003,5')

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19,90 EUR


Publishing date: 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


49 min


1 DVD5





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Colour & B&W