“Was bleibt”, a documentary film in Albrecht Schnider by Swiss born Rita Ziegler was released earlier this year. Failure and repetition are part of the artistic work of Albrecht Schnider. Even after 30 years of international recognition, the Swiss artist shows himself with unusual openness in his struggle for the uniqueness of a visual moment that withstands his critical eye. The viewer is with increasing tension and expectation on the difficult path to the one valid picture involved. In some ways, the corresponding film sequences are reminiscent of the documentary ‘Le mystère Picasso’ (1956) by Henry-Georges Clouzot. But when here the drawing Virtuosity of a genius is celebrated, 60 years later the equally credible film Portrait of Albrecht Schnider shows the difficult path to a valid image in a time of flood of images.
a film by Rita Ziegler
ALBRECHT SCHNIDER - BEYOND THE VANISHED
2019 | 77:00 min
ALBRECHT SCHNIDER - WAS BLEIBT
2019 Solothurner Filmtage