UFA-Dabei 859/1973 09.01.1973


01 Krefeld: German Championships in ice dancing in the Krefeld Rhine Hall the brothers Erich and Angelika Buck. Erich Buck takes his skates out of a suitcase. Angelika Buck maintains their skates with white agents. Both before a mirror. Lace-up set of ice skates. Jostle through the crowd. Erich Buck interview: "we start with a Mexican Waltz, the first piece of music. At the end of this piece, we have the Ravensburger Durchrutscher, Angelica and I have invented and that is one of the highlights of our freestyle for years is. Immediately afterwards a Rumba. In this Rumba, we have a figure that we have created in the last year new again. It involves a spiral where I mean ice against my body's let down sister and then turn in a circle. The following is the piece of music Mexican head dance with a slow and a fast part."
Highlights of the freestyle. All free to watch. Brothers and sisters buck at the award ceremony, half total. (84 m) 02 Managua: earthquake in Nicaragua aid shipments arrive. Street military hospital, where wounded are maintained. Debris of houses. People have worn their Living room set up on the road. Soldiers watch on the road. Houses with large cracks. Flames rise from the rubble.
(38 m) 03 Düsseldorf: Günther Uecker - nail artist big Board in the Uecker nails tapping with the hammer. In the Studio a finished piece of nail art. Uecker, half total at work. Big Street nail artwork. Hanging nail ceiling. Two young girls watching it. Uecker goes for a walk on the banks of the Rhine. Speaking on the phone in the study. A plant close, great. Self portrait: nailed by her chin up to the eyebrows. Close to finished works of art. Uecker in the Studio at work.
(69 m) 04. Berlin: ice hockey BSC - Kaufbeuren in d. Berliner Sportpalast. Picture, top right on the ice. Berliner SC in white jerseys. Great Gate jostling. ZL. Agitated coach. Trick shot: Camera is on d. Bound clubs. Bombastic. Kaufbeuren with PowerPlay. Berlin have "the tie tactics". Nafas dares a counter-attack. He puts his opponent and tricks then goalie Kerpf ZL. In the Berliner Tor, fullback Ankur focuses on Kaufbeurens spurt. 8-3 victory for Berlin.
(75 m)

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Buck, Angelika; Uecker, Günther; Grudde; Kerpf; Nielsson


Managua; Nicaragua; Düsseldorf; Poland; Berlin; Krefeld


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Ice skating; Misery; Disasters; Fire; Debris; Art; Medicine; Military; Hockey; Military; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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UFA-Dabei 859/1973

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Federal Republic of Germany

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German Championships in ice dancing camera: Rühe, Luppa earthquake disaster Nicaragu/Managua origin: USIA nail artist of G. Uecker origin: Germany level ice hockey BSC - Kaufbeuren camera: L., Tietge, Ahsendorf at the beginning and end of total length

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Günther Uecker Turns 90 (* March13, 1930)

The painter and sculptor Günther Uecker is a world famous artist, thanks to his nail paintings. Uecker is born in Mecklenburg in 1930, where his father is an engineer. After finishing school he takes up an apprenticeship as a painter and advertising engineer before studying art, first in Wismar, later in East Berlin. In 1955 he leaves the GDR and continues his studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. It is during these years that he develops the first “nail panels”: nails are arranged in a relief-like pattern against a white ground in such a way that they have a three-dimensional, dynamic effect, thanks to interaction between light and shadow, shifting with one’s viewing angle. Soon Uecker starts fusing metal pins with everyday objects such as record players, sewing machines and grand pianos. In 1961 he joins the artist movement “ZERO”, founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. The group proclaim a “zero hour” for art and are looking for a new beginning.

Beginning in the mid-1960 Uecker participates in big international exhibits, like the documenta in Kassel and the Biennale in Venice. He continuously expands his forms of expression, and in the following decades he also creates happenings and environments, stage design, films, works on paper and sound objects, in addition to his nail paintings and sculptures. Together with Gerhard Richter he mounts the action “museums can be habitable spaces” and causes a stir with his “terror orchestra”. From 1974 to 1995 he teaches at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and travels extensively. He also experiments with materials like sand, water, electricity and metals during this time, and in the aftermath of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl he begins to work with ashes. In the 1990s he increasingly uses language and writing, he designs the prayer room in the German Parliament and a sacred pillar of stone for Buchenwald. In 2008 he co-founds the ZERO foundation, dedicated to the preservation and exploration of the famous artist group. The “nail artist”, whose works of art are sold for up to a million Euros at auctions, still lives and works in Düsseldorf.

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