Werner Nekes

Werner Nekes

Gender: Male
Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1944-04-29
Deathday: 2017-01-22 (72 years old)

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Biography

Werner Nekes (29 April 1944 – 22 January 2017) was a German experimental film director, and a collector of historical optical objects. Born in Erfurt, Nekes grew up in Duisburg and went to school in Oberhausen and Mülheim. From 1963 on, he studied linguistics and psychology in Freiburg and Bonn, where he directed a student film club. From 1965 onward, he began to spin with 8 mm, then with 16 mm film by his first experimental film. He became acquainted with Dore O., who was still painting at the time. They moved to Hamburg and married in 1967. Dore O. was involved in most of his films as an actress, and also began to shoot her own experimental films. Together with Helmut Herbst, Thomas Struck, Klaus Wyborny and Heinz Emigholz, they founded the Filmmacher-Cooperative Hamburg.In 1968, his 10-minute short film schwarzhuhnbraunhuhnschwarzhuhnweißhuhnrothuhnweiß oder put-putt received an International Filmpreis in São Paulo. In 1969 he received a Bambi Award for his previous work and the Deutscher Filmpreis for jüm-jüm (1967) in 1970. In 1972, films by Nekes were shown at Documenta 5 in Kassel in the "Filmschau: New European Cinema" section.In 1980, he made his first feature film, Uliisses. In 1986, Nekes filmed what would be considered his most famous film ever, the pop-up parody Johnny Flash with Helge Schneider as a rising hit star in the leading role. Christoph Schlingensief was a recording director, camera assistant and actor. They had met in 1982. Both taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main(1982-1984). In the early 1970s, Nekes had a professorship for experimental film at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (1970-1972).Nekes collected everything related to the production of the film, such as optical toys, laterna magica, thaumatropes, praxinoscopes, zoetropes, wax museums, and much more, whose techniques he also used in his films. Over the years, he has brought together an extensive pre-cinematic collection of international significance. Nekes' collection of the archaeology of the moving image has been exhibited several times in notable museums around the world, it appeared in books and exhibition catalogues, and was featured in the television series Media Magica (1996) and in Nekes' documentary Was geschah wirklich zwischen den Bildern? (1985).Attempts to present Nekes' collection in a permanent exhibition space have so far failed. The last project, so far, planned to show the collection in an old tower on the site of the former Landesgartenschau in Mülheim, where there Nekes built a camera obscura.In 2009, Nekes was admitted to the class of the arts of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.Nekes last lived in Mülheim. He died there on 22 January 2017.

Filmography

All 72

Movies 71

Director 54

Producer 5

Self 4

Narrator 1

TV shows 1

Self
Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern (2017)

Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern (2017)

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Self
Eva Hesse (2016)

Eva Hesse (2016)

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Director
Downup (2010)

Downup (2010)

Movie
Director
Womanbird (2008)

Womanbird (2008)

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Himself
The critical mass (1999)

The critical mass (1999)

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Director / Screenplay / Director of Photography / Editor
The Day of the Painter (1997)

The Day of the Painter (1997)

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Director / Producer / Writer
Beyond the Image (1996)

Beyond the Image (1996)

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Director / Producer / Writer
The Ambiguous Image and Space (1996)

The Ambiguous Image and Space (1996)

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Director / Producer / Writer
The Magic Drum (1996)

The Magic Drum (1996)

Movie
Director / Producer / Writer
Pictures Come to Life (1996)

Pictures Come to Life (1996)

Movie
Director
Multi-Thousand Picture Show (1996)

Multi-Thousand Picture Show (1996)

Movie
Man in Swimclothing
00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter (1994)

00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter (1994)

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Narrator
Film Before Film (1987)

Film Before Film (1987)

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Director
Johnny Flash (1986)

Johnny Flash (1986)

Movie
N°261
Cinématon XXVII (1982)

Cinématon XXVII (1982)

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Director
Uliisses (1982)

Uliisses (1982)

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Cinématon n°261 : Werner Nekes (1982)

Cinématon n°261 : Werner Nekes (1982)

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Director
Beuys (1981)

Beuys (1981)

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Director
Peggy und die anderen oder Wer trägt die Avantgarde? (1980)

Peggy und die anderen oder Wer trägt die Avantgarde? (1980)

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Director
Little Night (1979)

Little Night (1979)

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Director
Hurrycan (1979)

Hurrycan (1979)

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Director
Horly (1979)

Horly (1979)

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Director
Bei der Lichtbildnerin (1978)

Bei der Lichtbildnerin (1978)

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N°261
Cinématon (1978)

Cinématon (1978)

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Director
Mirador (1978)

Mirador (1978)

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Director
Lagado (1977)

Lagado (1977)

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Director
Falun (1976)

Falun (1976)

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Director
Knoten (1976)

Knoten (1976)

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Director
Textur (1976)

Textur (1976)

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Director
Gewebe (1976)

Gewebe (1976)

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Director
Geflecht (1976)

Geflecht (1976)

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Director
Amalgam I-IV (1976)

Amalgam I-IV (1976)

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Director
Photophthalmia (1975)

Photophthalmia (1975)

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Director
Makimono (1974)

Makimono (1974)

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Actor
Kaskara (1974)

Kaskara (1974)

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Director
Diwan (1974)

Diwan (1974)

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Director
Moto (1974)

Moto (1974)

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Director
Alternatim (1974)

Alternatim (1974)

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Director
Kantilene (1974)

Kantilene (1974)

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Director
Hynningen (1974)

Hynningen (1974)

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Director
Sun-A-Mul (1974)

Sun-A-Mul (1974)

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Director
Arbatax (1973)

Arbatax (1973)

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Director
T-Wo-Men (1972)

T-Wo-Men (1972)

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Actor
Blonde Barbarei (1972)

Blonde Barbarei (1972)

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Director
Aus Altona (1972)

Aus Altona (1972)

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Director
Spacecut (1971)

Spacecut (1971)

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Director
Abbandono (1970)

Abbandono (1970)

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Director
Nebula (1969)

Nebula (1969)

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Director
Palimpsest (1969)

Palimpsest (1969)

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Director
Kelek (1969)

Kelek (1969)

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Cinematography
Lawale (1969)

Lawale (1969)

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Director
Zipzibbelip (1968)

Zipzibbelip (1968)

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Director
Mama, da steht ein Mann (1968)

Mama, da steht ein Mann (1968)

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Director
Tarzan’s Kampf mit dem Gorilla (1968)

Tarzan’s Kampf mit dem Gorilla (1968)

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Director
Muhkuh (1968)

Muhkuh (1968)

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Director
Gruppenfilm (1968)

Gruppenfilm (1968)

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Actor
Vis-à-vis (1968)

Vis-à-vis (1968)

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Producer
Alaska (1968)

Alaska (1968)

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Director
K/örper (1967)

K/örper (1967)

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Director
Gurtrug N°1 (1967)

Gurtrug N°1 (1967)

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Director
Gurtrug N°2 (1967)

Gurtrug N°2 (1967)

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Director
Kratz-, Beiß-, Licht-, Loch- und Flickerfilme (1967)

Kratz-, Beiß-, Licht-, Loch- und Flickerfilme (1967)

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Director
Operation (1967)

Operation (1967)

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Director
Ach wie gut, daß niemand weiß (1967)

Ach wie gut, daß niemand weiß (1967)

Movie
Director
Das Seminar (1967)

Das Seminar (1967)

Movie
Director
Jüm-Jüm (1967)

Jüm-Jüm (1967)

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Director
Schnitte für Ababa (1967)

Schnitte für Ababa (1967)

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Director
Fehlstart (1966)

Fehlstart (1966)

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Director
Artikel (1966)

Artikel (1966)

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Director
Start (1966)

Start (1966)

Movie
Director
Tom Doyle und Eva Hesse (1965)

Tom Doyle und Eva Hesse (1965)

Movie
Self
Bambi Awards (1948)

Bambi Awards (1948)

TV show
Werner Nekes
Werner Nekes

Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1944-04-29

Deathday
2017-01-22 (72 years old)

Place of birth
Erfurt, Germany

Citizenships
Germany

Awards
Ruhrpreis for Arts and Science, German Film Award

Anthony Moore
Werner Nekes
Anthony Moore worked together with Werner Nekes in:
18 Movies
Anthony Moore
Werner Nekes
Anthony Moore worked together with Werner Nekes in:
16 Movies
Dore O.
Werner Nekes
Dore O. worked together with Werner Nekes in:
13 Movies
Bernd Upnmoor
Werner Nekes
Bernd Upnmoor worked together with Werner Nekes in:
9 Movies
Helge Schneider
Werner Nekes
Helge Schneider worked together with Werner Nekes in:
8 Movies
Serge Roman
Werner Nekes
Serge Roman worked together with Werner Nekes in:
7 Movies
Astrid Nicklaus
Werner Nekes
Astrid Nicklaus worked together with Werner Nekes in:
7 Movies
Michel Klöfkorn
Werner Nekes
Michel Klöfkorn worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Lutz Garmsen
Werner Nekes
Lutz Garmsen worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Norbert Schlawien
Werner Nekes
Norbert Schlawien worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Dietrich Hahne
Werner Nekes
Dietrich Hahne worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Joe Wentrup
Werner Nekes
Joe Wentrup worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Ertan Erdogan
Werner Nekes
Ertan Erdogan worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Norbert Schliewe
Werner Nekes
Norbert Schliewe worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Katrin Köster
Werner Nekes
Katrin Köster worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Helmut Herbst
Werner Nekes
Helmut Herbst worked together with Werner Nekes in:
4 Movies
Geeske Hof-Helmers
Werner Nekes
Geeske Hof-Helmers worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
Franz Winzentsen
Werner Nekes
Franz Winzentsen worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
Bazon Brock
Werner Nekes
Bazon Brock worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
Klaus Wyborny
Werner Nekes
Klaus Wyborny worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
Gérard Courant
Werner Nekes
Gérard Courant worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
Christoph Schlingensief
Werner Nekes
Christoph Schlingensief worked together with Werner Nekes in:
3 Movies
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