johannes maier

Johannes Maier

Programme Leader

Film, Moving Image Research Centre (MIRC)

Department of Media, Fashion & Communications , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Senior Lecturer in Film for the School of Arts and Creative Industries.

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My film work documents events in which I collaborate with people and institutions such as interpreters at the European Commission and a newsroom picture editor at the BBC. The focus of my work, intentionally positioned at the boundaries of art, documentary and media, is a critical engagement with televisual forms.

My work has been shown internationally in group- and solo exhibitions, as well as in film festivals including: New Contemporaries (UK), East International (UK), the Short Film Festival of Oberhausen (D), and Kunstverein Bielefeld (D).


Most Recent

Film: HUO, 2018, 29min (UK)

A portrait of the curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, in which he asks questions that remain unanswered. HUO is a layered deconstruction of an individual, whose dream to realise the unrealisable remains.

  • Director, Editor: Johannes Maier
  •  Cast: John Reardon, Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Camera: Kirsti Abernethy, Tristan Hayley, Andreea Guinoniu
  • Sound: Jaimie Hee, Vishal Sidhu
  • Production Assistant: Julien Loison, Charlotte Ginsborg
  • Credits: Alexander Kluge in conversation with Jean Luc Godard 


Film: Congregation, 2017, 6min (Iceland)

Congregation is a homage to the artist Dieter Roth’s project "Reykjavik Slides (31,035) Every View of a City" in which Roth attempted to take an image of all houses in the capital of Iceland.

  • Writer, Director, Producer: Johannes Maier and Paul Becker
  • Voice: Caroline Achaintre and Johannes Maier


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