An Image by Sarah Schumann

This Harun Farocki film shows the creation of a picture on which the artist worked for nine weeks. Sarah Schumann lives in Berlin and is a pioneer of the feminist scene. 1977 together with several other artists she organized the first large exhibition in which only work by women was shown.

Sarah Schumann paints figuratively, that is to say she has developed a technique using layers of collage and painting worked on top of and into one another. Regarding a picture becomes an adventure.

(WDR, Program information 1978)

Original title Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann Director, scriptwriter Harun Farocki Cinematographer Ingo Kratisch Editor, sound Hans Beringer Production Harun Farocki Filmproduction, Berlin-West, for WDR, Cologne Producer Harun Farocki Format 16mm, col., 1:1,37 Length 30 min. First broadcast 02.04.1978, West 3 Note commissioned for the TV series Kunstgeschichten