Udo Kier’s ART-Trip
Hermann Vaske’s film Arteholic with Udo Kier had its international premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2nd, 2015.
Udo Kier with Alberto Giacometti’s “Die Nase”, Museum Ludwig Cologne
Film and Art legend Udo Kier is Arteholic. He lives and breathes art. He is addicted to art, he is addicted to life. A living art piece.
Melancholic, megalomaniac, merry.
Udo Kier in an installation by Marc Brandenburg
A tour de force through the Centre Pompidou, the Staedel Museum, the Museum Ludwig, the Lousiana Museum and the Hamburger Bahnhof.
Udo Kier steals a Warhol in Cologne’s Museum Ludwig
On his journey the homo ludens meets artists like Rosemarie Trockel, Marcel Odenbach and Jonathan Meese, curators like Udo Kittelmann, Philipp Kaiser, Max Hollein and Bernard Blistène, filmmakers like Nicolette Krebitz and Lars von Trier.
Lars von Trier and Udo Kier
Jonathan Meese, Brigitte Meese and Udo Kier at Studio Meese Berlin
Udo Kier and filmmaker Nicolette Krebitz in Berlin’s Grill Royal
The living are saluting the dead: Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke, Robert Mapplethorpe and Martin Kippenberger. Magic and Loss.
Kier’s trip is an odyssey into the addiction and abyss of art.
An overdose which ends tragically for the Arteholic.
Legendary musician Blixa Bargeld, with whom Vaske has worked in the past, created together with Teho Teardo the “Arteholic Suite”, the soundtrack of the movie.
A Hermann Vaske Film
Produced by Hermann Vaske’s Emotional Network and 3Sat
- Patricia Lewandowska, Miona Bogovic
- Line Producer:
- Kristian Stern
- Bastian Ahrens
- Cedric Hommel
- Art Director:
- Ana Zarubica
- Assistant Director:
- Benjamin Chimoy, Katharina Ehrles
- Poster Art Direction:
- Lea Brousse, Raban Ruddigkeit
- Production Assistants:
- Maike Backhaus, Fabian Greitemann
- Production Coordinator:
- Timo Breidenbruch
- Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo
- Hermann Vaske
- Frank Every, Helge Neubronner
- Producer CinePlus:
- Anne-Christina Herbst
- Commissioning Editor:
- Nicole Baum
- Director / Producer:
- Hermann Vaske
“Arteholic” is supported by Hessen Invest Film, the Cultural Film Fund of the State of Hesse (HFF-hr) and the DFFF.