Birgit Hein

Birgit Hein

Birgit Hein

Birgit Hein is a German filmmaker, film researcher, performance artist, and lecturer. She is a pioneer of German underground and experimental filmmaking and well-known for her structural films (since 1966), performances, documentary essay films, and publications in the field of film studies.

She curated the film section at Documenta 6 1977 and the exhibition Film als Film, Cologne, 1977, together with Wulf Herzogenrath. Her films are part of international collections, among them Musée d‘Art Moderne Paris (Centre Pompidou), Cinematheque Royale de Belgique, Museum Ludwig Köln, Sprengel Museum Hannover.

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