Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Dietmar Schwärzler. Text by Melanie Ohnemus, Andréa Picard, Dietmar Schwärzler.
This publication offers a retrospective of the work of photographer and filmmaker Friedl Kubelka (born 1946)--known as a filmmaker under the name of Friedl vom Gröller. It gathers her portraits of filmmaker friends and family, film stills and a selection of her fashion photographs. In 1972 she began her epic project Year’s Portraits, for which she photographed herself daily over a period of one year--a process that has been repeated every five years since. Among the artist’s portrait subjects are Franz West, Walter Pichler and Peter Kubelka (her husband), as well as central protagonists of the American Independent Cinema such as Jack Smith, Bruce Conner, Hollis Frampton, Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas, George and Mike Kuchar, and many more. Most of the images gathered together here are published for the first time in book form. The book also includes a DVD with a selection of vom Gröller’s 16 mm films.