the papermaker.

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i have always had a great love of paper

especially handmade

each piece unique

the feel, the smell, the beauty,

 the unlimited opportunities

to decorate it, to write and draw and paint upon it,

to fold it, to cut it, to wrap with it, to read from it, to create with it.

the short film below is a glimpse into the life of an artisan

who is also passionate about paper.

“The Papermaker“ is a short documentary about one of the last handcrafting papermakers in Europe and his great love for paper. Gangolf Ulbricht makes unique tree- free papers by hand. For international artists, conservators, photographers, printers and many more. He learned his uniqe craft in Germany, Japan, France and England. In this short film we see him producing his fine paper in his basement studio in the Arthouse Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He talks about his love and dedication for this craft – and it ́s future. Gangolf has worked for a number of known artists like: Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois, Guenther Uecker, Jonathan Meese, Damien Hirst, Christiane Baumgartner, Matthias Weischer and many more.

https://uncrate.com/video/the-papermaker/

“fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

-william wordsworth

 

 

 

 

credits:

Directed by DANIEL EGENOLF
Director of Photography LINE KÜHL
Edited by BORIS SEEWALD
Music by RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Sounddesign by ALEXANDER HEINZE
Produced by kingsandkongs.de

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29 responses »

  1. sounds fascinating! I agree with you

    On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM, I didn’t have my glasses on…. wrote:

    > ksbeth posted: “i have always had a great love of paper especially > handmade each piece unique the feel, the smell, the beauty, the unlimited > opportunities to decorate it, to write and draw and paint upon it, to fold > it, to cut it, to wrap with it, to read from it,” >

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  2. I feel the same way about paper. As a little girl, I spent hours just filling up paper with stories and drawings. A brand new sketch pad was a gift! His work looks both back-breaking and fascinating.

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