Berlin-based Jakob Kirchheim and Teresa Delgado present poetry films and Kirchheim linocut-printed films.
Their new work “Vulkan Vertikal” refers to the vulcano Popocatépetl in Puebla, Mexico, and quotes verses of José Maria Heredia (1803-1839) about presence and evanescence, peoples and emperors. The film mixes street scenes from San Andrés and San Pedro Cholula Puebla, high contrast images, printed words, voice-over and a number of linoleum prints as a montage. The still active vulcano becomes a metaphor for the precarious state of the current civilization and the life of cities in the world.
“Veracruz without ship”/ “Veracruz sin barco” 2014 is a poetic walk through Veracruz, port of European exiles and Mexican oil, of melodrama and of the rhythm danzón. In “Madrid”, colors, light and paper cut-outs are being combined with an analogue 3D-model of the city. “Terrorsounds” is a visualization of memories of bomb explosions. And several earlier films by Jakob Kirchheim use a analogue animation/montage of linocut printings. Including the very first linocut films "Zurückbleiben" and "Alfabet" from 1989.
- Alfabet, Linol-Schrift-Film, Super-8/DV, 4min, 1989
- Linolbüro, Linolfilm, Super-8/DV, 10min, 1990
- What‘s up?, abstrakter Linolfilm, 16mm/DV, 2:50min, 1995
- Rutas simultáneas – Busfahrt Madrid – Valencia
- *Poetry-Linolfilm, DV, 10min, 2008/2010
- Terrorsounds, Poetry-Film, DV, 6min, 2010
- Vulkan vertikal, Poetry-Film, HD, 7:50min, 2018
- Geld oder Leben, Poetry-Film, Super-8/DV, 3:10min, 1990
- Zurückbleiben, Linolfilm, 35mm/DV, 9min, 1989
- *Sternenstaub, Poetry-Linolfilm, DV, 3:10min, 2012
- Madrid, Pappmodell-Animation, Super-8/DV, 4min, 1988/2009
- Veracruz without ship, Super-8/DV, 4min, 2014