Shot on Mini DV in Boris Lurie's apartment, 48 E 66th Street and in his
his studio, 543 E 6th Street between April 8 and 16, 2002.
Camera: Matthias Reichelt | Editing: Mike Schlömer | 81 min
PLOT: Since the beginning of my friendship with Boris Lurie, which developed during the collaboration for the NGBK exhibitions "NO!art" and "Boris Lurie and the NO!art" (Haus am Kleistpark) in Berlin in 1995, I visited him once a year in Manhattan. In 2002 I had the idea to document Lurie's extraordinary circumstances and conversations with him about his life and art with a video camera.
With this almost 6-hour material I was able to gain Reinhild Dettmer-Finke's interest in Boris Lurie and his art. The result was "Shoah and Pin-ups. The NO!artist Boris Lurie" (2006/7) in collaboration with me.
On the occasion of the exhibition "No Compromise! The Art of Boris Lurie" at the Jewish Museum Berlin, 2016, Lurie's narratives for this film were edited from my material