ERNST GÜNTER HANSING LIFE AND WORKS is the first documentary about the 1929 born and 2011 deceased total artist. With an impressive mixture of documents, painted and sculptural artwork, historic shots, self-certificates and interviews, the filmmakers create an entertaining documentary, opening up a different perspective on the artist and promoting a deeper understanding of artistic motivation, thinking and inner inspiration. The film tells, in 11 chapters, about the formative stations of his life, the multitude of his artwork and familiarizes the spectator with his portraits, his sculptural works and his abstract-expressionist painting. Interviews with contemporaries, his family, companions, friends and portrayed people complete a facetted, deeply reflected image of the man and artist.
MANUELA ZIMMER and HARALD KÜHR are active as filmmakers, artists and musicians in the realms of media, arts and music. Their spectrum reaches from the development of audio-visual concepts to documentaries, screenplays and computer-based animation and visual effects. The central point of their artistic expression is the interaction of film, artwork and musical compositions, expanded cinema, video art, mental sculptures, and complex image and film installations.