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Klaus Lutz: Performances for Screens

Switzerland, 90mins, Cert.E
Presented by Pavilion
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Film description

The enigmatic work of Swiss artist Klaus Lutz (1940-2009) lies somewhere between the meditations of a recluse and the fantasies of a utopian visionary. Reminiscent of Georges Méliès, Chaplin, and with overtones of both the Russian avant-garde and the Bauhaus, his films are mysterious mental landscapes in which a curious solitary figure – the artist himself – flies over imaginary cities and through interstellar space, interacting with signs and drawings, props and structures.

Shot almost entirely in Lutz’s tiny East Village apartment in the 1990s and 2000s, the films – which harness performance, animation and intricate multiple exposure on 16mm film – speak to the earliest origins of cinema, while folding in the legacy of twentieth-century performance work. For this special event we present both single-screen films and Lutz’s unique double-projections onto both the screen and a large white balloon, creating convex, circular images.

Despite having shown worldwide, including solo shows in Zurich, New York and elsewhere, Lutz’s work has never before screened in the UK.


Curated and introduced by Lutz’s friend and peer, artist Hannes Schüpbach.

A Projections touring programme by Tyneside Cinema, supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.


Docs & Artists' Moving Image

at 42 New Briggate

Together with visual arts organisation Pavilion, we'll be screening brilliant documentaries and supporting the development of exciting artists' moving image work, from our new cosy screening room, located at 42 New Briggate in Leeds City Centre. Read more

Showing at

42 New Briggate

Venue details


42 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU, UK
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Access info

Due to the narrow entrance, unfortunately 42 New Briggate is not wheelchair accessible, and the toilets are via a short flight of stairs. On the Road venues which are fully accessible include Leeds University Union, Heart and the Brudenell Social Club.

Refreshment info

Due to licensing restrictions at this venue, we’re unfortunately unable to sell refreshments. However, included in your ticket price is a free tea, coffee or soft drink. We’re happy if any visitors wish to bring their own refreshments, however alcohol and hot food is not permitted.


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Wed 11th March