The process by which my films are
made incorporates an active dialogue with my experience: grappling
with uncertainties, responding to difficult circumstances; frustration
with the nonsense of authority and the banality of convention;
and a strong commitment to broadening the expressive range of
media to allow for a more dynamic dialogue with our situation.
In my films, I am creating a complex entity that presents a dynamic
attitude to the audience and this attitude is born out of a committed
gesture to take things further. Making films is a way to make
a considered intervention into the fabric of discourses that impose
themselves on me every day.
One of the
most distinctive characteristics of the screened film is the unfolding
of events in time. This characteristic lends itself to the development
of a narrative flow by our tendency to attempt to draw an associative
principle between one shot and those following it (altogether,
this then leads to larger effects which override these individual
Lost in Thought
concern in all of my films has been to exploit the modal dynamics
of this relationship to create poetic effects in the operation
of the resulting displacements and the iconic power of the imagery.
Like a visual form of metaphysical poetry, each shot in my films
can be considered to be equivalent to a conceit in a poem.
the invention of unknown visions by juggling unconventional forms
- provoking uncertainties, mysteries and doubts. No resolution
or specific solution, movement for the sake of movement, how close
does one come to breaking off communication with the audience?
Boeck, September 2003
(1981, 6 mins, 30 secs, Super 8)
are you going? hurrying to get somewhere else (1983,
5 mins, Super 8)
# 3 (1988, 18 mins, Super 8)
(1990, 2 mins, Super 8)
(1991, 8 mins, Super 8)
(1993, 6 mins, Super 8)
passages (1995, 11 mins, Super 8)
brow anthology (1996, 8 mins, Super 8)
Agent (1996, 6 mins, Super 8)
the Open Gate (1998, 5 mins, Super 8)
Souvenir (1998, 5 mins, Super 8)
(1998, 3 mins, Super 8)
Lost in Thought (1998, 10 mins, Super 8)
Encounters (1999, 10 mins, Super 8)
Yard (1999, 10 mins, Super 8)
maritime survey (2001, 13 mins, Super 8)
Grrr! (1990, 2 mins)
Dead Roads (1991, 8 mins)
3 short passages (1995, 11 mins)
still working in the moving image medium, I have been consolidating previous
film works, re-editing and converting them into digital format. Currently, I’m making
a new abstract film expanding ideas from my art practice and more particularly
my photographic and sculpture works. Find below a catalogue of more recent
exhibitions of my work.
(Heinz Boeck, August 2017)
2016 Moreland Summer
Show, FACTIVISM, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, December.
[submission: sculpture and poetry reading]
2016 Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute,
Brunswick, December- March 2017 [installation: digital
2016 Bonanza 2016, Yarra Sculpture
2016 2016 Contemporary Sculptors Association Survey
Show, Yarra Sculpture Gallery
2015 Bonanza 2015, Yarra Sculpture
Gallery [submission: sculpture]
2015 Pixel, Yarra
Sculpture Gallery, September [submission: installation & artist’s talk]
2015, Brunswick Arts, Brunswick, February [submission: digital print]
2014 Moreland Summer Show 2014,
, Brunswick, December [submission: digital print, poetry]
2014, Brunswick Arts, Brunswick, February [submission: digital print]
2013 Betwixt thorn and prow, Little Deer
Tracks Cafe, Coburg [submission:
2011 Nomadic Zoom, Gallery ARC Yinnar, Gippsland, [submission:
2000 on a planet not far from earth, Platform, Degraves St Subway, Melbourne [submission:
click to enlarge
Son of a Pirate
The Blue House
The Loaded Drawer
Roundup" by Chris Windmill (includes a short review of Film
# 3), Melbourne Super 8 Film Group Newsletter,
Issue 29, September 1988.
notes pertaining to Dead Roads" by Heinz Boeck, Cantrills
Filmnotes #67-68; July 1992.
German Romantic Spirit and 3 short passages" by Heinz
Boeck, Cantrills Filmnotes #79-80; November 1995.
brow anthology - Some notes on my film" by Heinz Boeck,
Cantrills Filmnotes #83-84; December 1996.
budget filmmaking in the raw" by Steven Ball (includes a
short review of knitted brow anthology), Real Time #16,
the Open Screening" by Bill Mousoulis (includes a review
of Through the Open Gate), Melbourne Super 8
Film Group Newsletter, Issue 133, March 1998.
a planet not far from Earth" by Heinz Boeck, Cantrills
Filmnotes #93-100, December 1999.
Heinz Boeck, August 2017
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