Feuer & Flamme
by Iwan Schumacher, Switzerland 2014, 86'
WRITTEN BY: Anja Bombelli, Martin Jaeggi, Iwan Schumacher   SOUND: Jürg von Allmen C.A.S.
CAMERA: Pio Corradi, Iwan Schumacher   PRODUCER: Iwan Schumacher
Schumacher & Frey GmbH
FILM SCORE: Victor Moser   LANGUAGE: Swiss-Germano, Chinese, English, French
MUSIC: Victor Moser   SUBTITLES: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film

Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014

The work of the
St. Gallen Art Foundry is divided between Switzerland and China, and might be defined as a partnership between artisanal mastery and artists’ ideas. Artists such as Urs Fischer, Katharina Fritsch, Fischli/Weiss and Paul McCarthy have created pieces under the guidance of the foundry’s charismatic founder Felix Lehner, and his young workforce. The foundry is a hub where art and craft co-exist, where ancient techniques interface with hi-tech processes. The film enters the factories to show the production of several large- and small-scale pieces, among them Katharina Fritsch’s famous, controversial Hahn/Coq, the blue cock, created for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.

Iwan Schumacher 
Born 1947 in Luzern, lives in Zurigo, he taught photography at the Bath Academy of Art in England. Co-author (with Adrienne Burrows) of a monograph on the English psychiatrist and photo-pioneer Hugh W. Diamond, he photographed the series of clay sculptures, Plötzlichdiese Übersicht, by Peter Fischli & David Weiss, for a publication with the same title. In 2000 founded Schumacher & Frey GmbH. Together with Patrick Frey, developed and produced the weekly TV series C’est la vie! for SF DRS. 


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