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Matthias Müller


Bielefeld (Germany), 1961
He is an artist who works in film, video, installation and photography, and is one of the greatest exponents of appropriation cinema. He has participated with his works in some of the leading film festivals around the world (Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno), as well as in significant exhibitions, such as the retrospective dedicated to him by New York’s MoMA in 1994. Since 2003 he has been working as a professor at the Academy of Audiovisual Arts of Cologne. His films focus on the precision and intensity of the short film and "seamlessly combine fiction with documentary, filmed images and stock footage" to create a unique and universal dream vision. As a result of his visit to Xcèntric as part of the Xperimenta 2011 programme, the Xcèntric archive has incorporated a good part of his filmography.

Update: 20 October 2016


Has participated in

Exquisite Bodies. The genealogy of desire in avant-garde cinema

Aula Xcèntric 2019

The rules of playing games

The CCCB's cinema

Flashes of beauty

Xcèntric Archive

After the end of the world

Xcèntric Archive


Xcèntric Archive

Carte blanche to Matthias Müller

Thieves Like Me II

Screening of pieces by Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet

Thieves Like Me I

Talk by Matthias Müller

Queer Films. Feedback. Disintegration


Xcèntric Archive

That's not entertainment!

Cinema begets Cinema