Rudy BURCKHARDT

(1914-1999)
Nationality: swiss

Rudolph "Rudy" Burckhardt (6 Apr 1914 - 1 Aug 1999)

"At 21, Rudy Burckhardt moved from Switzerland to New York City with poet-playwright Edwin Denby. He became an essential participant in the burgeoning modern art scene of painters, musicians, dancers, writers and the like. Taking up photography and filmmaking, Burckhardt 'photographed and filmed his friends, including many New York School artists, as well as myriad views of his adopted city' and produced substantial bodies of work in each, blending them together seamlessly in content and style."—Bruce Posner

"Burckhardt was best known as a photographer and filmmaker whose primary subject was the New York cityscape: its people, architecture, fleeting details, and ceaseless vitality. He approached films as if they were as easily and intuitively made as photographs, with a distinctive lightness of touch and a grasp of the medium's different possibilities." -Roberta Smith

4 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
1941 / color / silent / single screen / 4' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
  THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
1940 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 8' 34 / 32 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  HAITI
1938 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 15' 08 / 65 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  SEEING THE WORLD, PART ONE: A VISIT TO NEW YORK, N.Y.
1937 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 10' 20 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server