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Robert Bramkamp

Robert Bramkamp, Professor of Experimental Film

Contact via Tutor Sarah Drath: experimentalfilm@hfbk-hamburg.de

Robert Bramkamp has been making experimental films that constantly combine fact and fiction in new ways for 25 years. He describes them asprototypes. In his oeuvre, the boundaries between documentary, essay and feature film are fluid. He finds unconventional perspectives that allow for narratives encompassing a wide range of themes. In the course of working on his films, he has collaborated with Alexander Kluge, Friedrich Kittler, Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet and Thomas Pynchon on a number of occasions.

Robert Bramkamp studied German studies from 1982 to 1988 at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität and film at the Kunstakademie Münster, and was subsequently a student of Prof. Lutz Mommartz. From 1998 to 2004, he lectured on film direction at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 2008 Robert Bramkamp has lectured at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK) as Professor of Experimental Film.

Interview published in the Federal Cultural Foundation's magazine: www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de