Presented by Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity
in partnership with the Estate of Kaus Lutz, Rotwand Gallery Zürich, and Whitebox Art Center
Klaus Lutz Film Screening
Sunday May 18th 2014 | 4-5:30pm
Swiss-born artist and filmmaker Klaus Lutz, who died in New York in 2009, left a remarkable body of work, characterized by a unique cinematic vision. Shot in 16mm and using animation and multiple exposures, his films are reminiscent of those of Georges Méliès and the 1920s avant-garde, yet they create a universe of their own. Enjoy a selection of his most iconic films, spectacularly projected on a large balloon.
Reception to follow
Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16-23, 2014, highlights the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. Building on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement and Zurich’s role as a 21st-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation, the festival features 25 events at venues across the city, and is presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the City of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (UZH).
Link to Klaus Lutz Film Screening
Caption : “Klaus Lutz In the Universe”, Museum Haus Konstruktiv (installation view), 2012 . Photo: Stefan Altenburger