Klaus Wyborny

born 1945 in Magdeburg, lives in Hamburg since 1953
Studies in theoretical physics 1963-1970 at the University Hamburg and at Yeshiva University New York

Films:

"DEMONIC SCREEN (Dämonische Leinwand)" 1969, 100 Min
"DALLAS TEXAS / AFTER THE GOLDRUSH", 1971, 35 Min
"THE BIRTH OF A NATION (Die Geburt der Nation)", 1973, 70 Min
"PICTURES OF THE LOST WORD", 1975, 50 Min
"THE SCENE OF THE ACTION (Der Ort der Handlung)", 1977, 130 Min
"UNREACHABLE HOMELESS (Unerreichbar Heimatlos)", 1978, 25 Min
"6 LITTLE PIECES ON FILM", 1978, 35 Min
"POTPOURRI FROM `EAST OF NO WEST`", 1979, 30 Min
"THE SCENIC SACRIFICE (Das szenische Opfer)", 1980, 50 Min
"AM ARSCH DER WELT", 1981, 70 Min, Super8
"AT THE EDGE OF DARKNESS", 1985, 70 Min
"GRACE; THINGS", 1985, 70 Min
"THE OPEN UNIVERSE" (Das offene Universum), 1986-89, 94 Min, 35mm
"ABANDONED; LOST; LONELY, COLD", 1985/91, 90 Min
"FROM THE AGE OF LIGHTHEARTEDNESS", 1980/93, 80 Min
"SULLA", 1996/2002, 121 Min
"ANOTHER WORLD (Eine andere Welt)", 1993/2005, 98 Min
"HISTOIRE DU CINÉMA", 1974/2005, 25 Min
"HOMMAGE TO LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (op.111 + Missa Solemenis)", 1978/2006, 72 Min
"THE LAST YEAR", 2003 / 2009, 124 Min
"STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST"
(Studien zum Untergang des Abendlands), 1979 - 2010, 80 Min
"SYRAKUS" (erste Fassung) 2004-2012, 85 Min 2012
"IN THE IMAGINARY MUSEUM - STUDIES ON MONET" 2004-2014, 103 Min - Uraufführung am 16. Okt. 2014 Viennale Wien
"THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD" (Das Licht der Welt)" 1979-2015, 86 Min - Uraufführung am 29. Okt. 2015 Viennale Wien

DVD-Edition of K. Wyborny's films and videos (25 DVDs)

Offzielles Werkverzeichnis der Film- und Videoarbeiten von K.Wyborny
Official catalogue of K.Wyborny's film and videoworks
(Catalogue raisoné)

Cooperation with other filmmakers: 1975 Werner Herzog "JEDER FÜR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE": Opening sequence, dream-sequences, landscapes; 2005 Heinz Emigholz "D'ANNUNCIO'S CAVE": camera

Participation at filmfestivals: London 1969, 1973, 1979 - Edinburgh 1978 - Berlin 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1994 - Rimini 1991 - Rotterdam 1990, 1997, 2003, 2011 - Viennale Vienna 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012

Awards: Diplome de excellence Filmfestival Montreal 1974: "The Birth of a Nation" - Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 1981: "The Scenic Sacrifice" - "SIGHT AND SOUND" London, Best Ten films of the year 1974: "The Birth of a Nation" - "VILLAGE VOICE" New York - Best Independent Film of 1979: "Unreachable Homeless"- "FILM COMMENT" New York 1980, Best Independent Film of the Seventies "The Birth of a Nation" 9th Best Film, Price of the Jury International Filmfestival Split 2003 for "Sulla", Prix Walter Benjamin 2013

Films in Museums: Anthology Film Archive New York: "Dallas Texas / After the Goldrush", "Die Geburt der Nation", "Pictures of the Lost Word" - British Film Institute London: "The Birth of a Nation" - Museum of Modern Art New York: "The Birth of a Nation", "Unreachable Homeless", "6 Little Pieces on Film", "Das offene Universum - The Open Universe" - Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt: "The Scene of the Action" - Filmmuseum München: "Grace; Things" - Archive du Film Experimental d'Avignon: "Grace; Things" - Kunsthalle Hamburg: "2084", "Am Arsch der Welt", "Die See, Die See", "Aus Indien","Aus Scriabins Grab","Verlassen; Verloren; Einsam, Kalt", "K.Wyborny's1968"

Retrospectives: Kommunales Kino Frankfurt 1974 - Anthology Film Archive New York 1975 - Pacific Cinematheque Vancouver Canada 1975 - Kommunales Kino Hannover 1979 - Metropolis Hamburg 1982 -Arsenal Berlin 1986 - Viennale -Vienna International Filmfestival 2002 - German Filmmuseum Frankfurt 2005 - Arsenal Berlin 2005

Films on German Television: "The Birth of a Nation" ZDF 1973 - "The Scene of the Action" ZDF 1977 - "The Scenic Sacrifice" ZDF 1981 - "The Open Universe" WDR 1992 - "Red was the Adventure - Blue was Regret" 3SAT 1995

Essays, lectures, talks:
"Random notes on the conventional narrative cinema", 1975, English translation 1981
2 Lectures on on the Temporal Structure of Cinema (Videomitschnitt, 37 Min, Kunsthochschule Zagreb 2. Dez. 2010)
Film and Theoretical Physics (Lecture at the Think:Film Congress, Berlin Akademie der Künste 12. 10. 2012)
Laudation for Tilda Swinton, zur Verleihung des Douglas-Sirk-Preises 2013 (2.10. 2013 Cinemaxx Hamburg Dammtor)

Books: "Elementare Schnitt-Theorie des Spielfilms" (Elementary Editing Theory of Motion Pictures), 460 Pages 2013, ISBN 978-3-643-11053-4 - English translation of the terminology; "Grundzüge einer Topologie des Narrativen" (Introduction to a Topology of Narratives), 350 Pages, ISBN 978-3-643-11054-1

Main Reviews and Interviews:
Tony Rayns Sight and Sound London Winter 1973/74, Jonas Mekas about Klaus Wyborny in The Village Voice 1973-1975, Jim Hoberman "Eine Kleine Eye Musik" Village Voice New York, May 1, 1978 - "FILMKRITIK" 10/79 (40 Pages) - "AFTERIMAGE" London, Spring 1981 (53 Pages) - "FILMWÄRTS" 17/90, Script for THE OPEN UNIVERSE (13 Pages) - "CINEGRAPH" Hamburg 1991 (28 Pages) - Christine Noll Brinckmann: German Experimental Film 1920-1990 (Millenium Film Journal N.30/31 Fall 1997), Federico Rossin - Interview with Klaus Wyborny (2012)

Lecturing:
Visiting Lecturer New York State University Binghamton 1975 - Visiting Professor Ohio State University 1978/79 - Visiting Artist California Institute of the Arts Valencia 1997, Visiting Professor University of the Arts Berlin 2002/2003, Lectures on Editing Theory 2006 / 2007 University of the Arts Hamburg; since 2009 professor at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences


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