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Peter Liechti - Dedications

Peter Liechti - Dedications

Edited by Jolanda Gsponer


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  • A tribute to Swiss film author and director Peter Liechti, featuring material of his unfinished Dedications project
  • Offers rich previously unpublished material
  • Included DVD with the unedited opening sequence of Dedications
Full Description

Peter Liechti (1951-2014) was a Swiss film author and director, cinematographer, and producer. Many of his more than 100 documentaries, music and experimental films have been shown at international festivals. His last and unfinished project Dedications he began when he was already suffering from a terminal illness. Originally intended to become a trilogy dedicated to the Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956), the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1880), and to “the unknown Sudanese Chief”, the progress of his illness made him alter his concept to a very personal review and reflection on his life’s most significant personal and artistic impressions and moments. Liechti’s widow and working partner Jolanda Gsponer, together with a group of his former collaborators, has assembled all the material of Dedications in three parts to preserve it and make the work visible. Part one is a filmed reading by Liechti from the diary he kept during his stays at the hospital and which was intended to be the film’s underlying text. Part two is an audio-visual installation of the raw material for Dedications. Part three is this book, a self-contained publication of Liechti’s entire diary, illustrated with some 100 video stills with captions, and including a DVD with the film’s unedited 15 opening minutes.

About the Author

Jolanda Gsponer is a consultant for experimental and film music. For many years, she was the companion and working partner of the Swiss filmmaker, director, and cinematographer Peter Liechti.

Scheidegger & Spiess
10th Mar 2016
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
225 mm x 170 mm
184 Pages
165 color
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