Volker Gerling

“Volker Gerling’s flipbooks are artistic miniatures, full of life and meaning – a poetic sensation.”

Augsburger Zeitung

“A camera projects the pictures on the screen. What unfolds is the miracle of a face in motion. Gerling’s flipbook cinema is a new genre in portrait art.”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Pictures learn to walk if you carry them around with you", says Gerling. With this he has achieved nothing less than a new form of theatre. It is not the flipbook movies alone that are so compelling but the stories they tell. Gerling is a magnificent story-teller.”

Theater der Zeit

“Volker Gerling’s gentle pictures show that seemingly simple means of presentation can achieve so much. Gerling’s work does something that art should do more often. It shows how fascinating people can be.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“The people that emerge from Volker Gerling’s flipbook cinema are radiant, happy, and astounded –with a quality rarely seen in ‘real’ cinema.”

Schwäbische Zeitung

“Volker Gerling’s work cannot be labelled, unless the label denotes the place where people keep those rare things that have been made with maximum love and the greatest attention to detail, and without any pretension to meaning.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“This show by ‘flipbook filmmaker’ Volker Gerling is a delightful balance between photography and film and takes a moving look at the passing of time.”

Der Tagesspiegel

“Volker Gerling shows that a flipbook can be much more than just some forgotten childhood toy. It can be a mirror onto reality, often so straight and so truthful and utterly compelling.”

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger


You can see an
Arte film about flipbook cinema here.

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