Brief biography of Bruce Goff
Bruce Goff was born in Alton, Kansas, on 8 June, 1904. In 1916, he began an apprenticeship in the architectural offices of Rush, Endacott & Rush in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 1922 to 1929, Goff worked full-time for the company, and from 1929 to 1933 he was a partner. He built his first house in 1918 before he had even graduated from high school. In 1920, he briefly came into contact with Louis Sullivan. After completing many projects on his own and having collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on one occasion, Goff became a registered architect in 1929, even though he had never had any formal training as an architect. In 1934, he opened his own offices in Chicago, where he built and taught until 1941. In the early 1920s, he also took up painting. He was particularly interested in modern music and the indigenous peoples of North America, Asia, the Pacific islands and Africa. From 1940 onwards, his constructions were characterised by an incomparable, surprising style based on a radical dedication to the job at hand. From 1941 to 1945, he worked as an architect for the U.S. Navy. In 1945, he opened offices in Berkeley, California. From 1947 onwards, he was the dean of the University of Oklahoma school of architecture, where he became an extremely influential teacher. In 1956, the university’s Bauhaus fraternity hounded him out of office, and some of his preparatory sketches were burnt. From 1956 to 1964, he had offices in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, which then relocated to Kansas City, Missouri from 1964 to 1971. Goff subsequently moved to Tyler, Texas, where he died on 4 August, 1982. From 1969 onwards, he went on extended lecture tours of Japan and Europe. The first monograph of his work, by Takenbu Mohri, appeared in Japan. In all, Bruce Goff completed almost 150 projects and planned many more. About 80 of his buildings still exist.

 
Biofilmography of Heinz Emigholz
Heinz Emigholz was born in Achim near Bremen in 1948. He first trained as an artist before studying in Hamburg. Since 1973, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker, fine artist, cameraman, actor, author, journalist and producer in Germany and the United States. He has had many exhibitions and retrospectives, given lectures and published books. In 1974, he began making his encyclopaedic drawing series The Basis of Make-up. In 1978, he founded the Pym Films production company. In 1984, he started working on the Photography and beyond series of films. Since 1993, he has been a lecturer in experimental filmmaking at the Berlin University of the Arts. His publications include ‘Krieg der Augen, Kreuz der Sinne,‘ ‘Seit Freud gesagt hat, der Künstler heile seine Neurose selbst, heilen die Künstler ihre Neurosen selbst,‘ ‘Normalsatz – Siebzehn Filme‘ and ‘Das schwarze Schamquadrat‘ (all published by Martin Schmitz), ‘Die Basis des Make-up (I) and (II),’ ‘Der Begnadete Meier’ and ‘Kleine Enzyklopädie der Photographie‘ (in Die Republik vols. 68-71, 76-78, 89-91, 94-97).
Berlinale-Forum / download katalog / catalogue (PDF):
www.fdk-berlin.de/forum2003/katalog/goff_in_der_wueste.pdf
 
Published films
1972-73 Schenec-Tady I (16 mm, s/w, 27 Minuten)
1973 Schenec-Tady II (16 mm, Farbe, 19 Minuten)
1973-74 Arrowplane (16 mm, Farbe, 23 Minuten)
1974 Tide (16 mm, s/w, 34 Minuten)
1972-75 Schenec-Tady III (16 mm, s/w, 20 Minuten)
1975-76 Hotel (16 mm, s/w, 27 Minuten) - Forum 1976
1976-77 Demon - Die Übersetzung von Stéphane Mallarmés
"Le Demon de l´Analogie" (16 mm, Farbe, 30 Minuten)

1978-81 Normalsatz (16 mm, Farbe, 105 Minuten)
1974-83 The Basis of Make-Up I (35 mm, Farbe, 20 Minuten)
1979-85 Die Basis des Make-Up (16 mm, Farbe, 84 Minuten)
1974-87 Die Wiese der Sachen (16 mm, Farbe, 88 Minuten)
1986-90 Der Zynische Körper (35 mm, Farbe, 89 Minuten)
1993-2000 Sullivans Banken (35 mm, Farbe, 38 Minuten)
1983-2000 The Basis of Make-Up II (35 mm, Farbe, 48 Minuten)
1995-2000 Maillarts Brücken (35 mm, Farbe, 24 Minuten)
1988-2001 Miscellanea I (35mm, s/w, 20 Minuten)
1988-2001 Miscellanea II (35 mm, Farbe, 19 Minuten)
1998 – 2002 Goff in der Wüste
1997 – 2004 Miscellanea III
1996 – 2004 The Basis of Make-Up III
2002 – 2005 D‘Annunzio's Cave
2005 – 2006 Architektur Laboratorium Steiermark
2006 – 2007 Schindler's Houses
2006 – 2007 Loos ornamental


Further films from the Photography and beyond series as well as the feature films Second Nature – Die zweite Natur and Schwarzer Hafen are still either in production or under preparation.