Jakob Kirchheim

Jakob Kirchheim: The first Lino film was created in 1987, my last year at the academy of arts in Berlin where I studied painting. I experimented a lot with Super 8 mm, I wanted to mount my paintings together with photography, and at the same time discovered the technique of linocuts. I merged the techniques in approaching the prints with the idea of frame-by-frame animation in mind: cutting and rearranging of the printing plate, over printing again and again, and modifying the prints by painting over, in order to keep some areas unaltered, while others change.

The combination of lettering and imagery was important from the beginning, the lettering carrying the narrative, while appearing as an image.