Documentary on iconic artist Joseph Beuys (1921–1986).
More than thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andres Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.
Directed by Andres Veiel
Cinematographer Jörg Jeshel
Produced by Thomas Kufus
Composed by Damian Scholl and Ulrich Reuter
Sounds Matthias Lembert
In cooperation with Goethe-Institut Prag.