Karin Wiertz

Date of birth
1946

Biography

Karin Wiertz studied at the Academie voor Industriële Vormgeving in Eindhoven, where she took classes with teachers including Frans Zwartjes. She met Jacques Verbeek, with whom she made a number of experimental animation films between 1971 and 1988. Wiertz acted in a number of these films, and also in several films made by fellow filmmakers.

Their films excel as sophisticated games of space, light, and shadow. Using a combination of different animation techniques (drawing and photo animation, stop motion), they create their own architectural worlds with built spaces made from geometric figures such as cubes or triangles, suggesting a third dimension.

The music in their films is almost always made by Bertus Borgers.

In 1973, Verbeek and Wiertz received the Billiton Van der Rijn Prize, an award for filmmakers who have contributed to the development of film in the Netherlands.

photos

  • Karin Wiertz en Jacques Verbeek. Photo: Bob Bronshoff

filmography

  1. 1972
    Director
  2. 1972
    Director, Producer
  3. 1972
    Director, Producer
  4. 1973
    Actor, Director, Producer
  5. 1974
    Actor
  6. 1974
    Actor
  7. 1974
    Director
  8. 1975
    Actor, Director, Producer
  9. 1976
    Actor
  10. 1976
    Director
  11. 1977
    Director
  12. 1978
    Actor, Director, Editing
  13. 1981
    Director
  14. 1987
    Director, Producer

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