Thursday, September 27, 1990

Forbidden Images by Birgit and Wilhelm Hein

San Francisco Art Institute

The collaborative works of Birgit and Wilhelm Hein have been a source of vitality in European experimental film for over 20 years. Most recently the Heins have produced a group of films that boldly examine ties binding the suppression of sexuality to aggression. Birgit will present Forbidden Images (1985, 90 min.), which…”come from the forbidden voyeurism of a child, from its suppressed sexuality. The film deals with a manic and destructive jealousy….It shows a presence of sexual obsession, aggression, hatred and fascination and tries to find the reason for it in the past.” (B.H.)