14 works of the Swiss artist, civil engineer and legendary bridge builder Robert Maillart designed between 1910 and 1935.
Maillart revolutionized with his functional reduction of material the work of bridge-building and created his own world of forms. His topics and inventions explored the possibilities of reinforced concrete construction and set new aesthetic standards worldwide in their complex simplicity and elegance of the load-bearing parts. His turning away from solid construction and reduction to the essential lines of force, generated the distrust of the authorities and led to absurd building regulations. His groundbreaking experiments can be found in remote valleys of small cantons where he was given a free hand in designing. Heinz Emigholz seeks out these places and captures the local forces and their composition.
Festivals & Awards:
- Berlinale Forum 2001
- Viennale 2001
- Hong Kong International Film Festival 2003
- New York Film Festival 2002