Three Films by Hannes Schüpbach

The lyrical and painterly films of Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach explore form, space and time. Elemental and luminous, they unfold silently, as visual poems, drawing comparison with Cézanne and Bonnard; and a rich seam of avant-garde practice in artists’ moving image. Rarely seen, Schüpbach’s films screen here for the first time in the UK since his 2009 programme at Tate Modern, and in advance of programmes at the Centre Pompidou and Kunsthalle Wien.

“Attentive and exquisite images – of searing embers, abundant flora with bursting color, secret smiles… of hands that touch and create” —Andréa Picard (in Hannes Schüpbach: Cinema Elements)

The artist will introduce his films and take questions after the screening. Full film notes and an accompanying essay by Adam Pugh are available to download here.

(2001) 16mm film, colour, silent, 12 min.

(2008-2011) 16mm film, colour, silent, 13 min.

(2007) 16mm film, colour, silent, 16 min.


With thanks to Hannes Schüpbach, Veronica Sekules, Simon Dell and Monica Nuñez Laiseca.