Robert Fenz (1969-2020)
It breaks our heart to learn that American filmmaker and visual artist Robert Fenz has passed away at the age of 51. We will fondly remember him as a generous and warm hearted person and filmmaker, whose visual poetry continues to touch and inspire spectators worldwide. Rest in Peace, dear Robert.
Robert Fenz was also a great cinematographer and producer for other artists. He worked as co-cinematographer on Peggy Ahwesh’s film Nocturn in 1997. In 2001 he worked as co-cinematographer, coproducer and as first assistant director on Chantal Akerman’s documentary De l’autre côté, shot on the USA-Mexican border. In 2002, he was the cinematographer for her installation for Documenta 11, in 2006, he was again Chantal Akerman’s cinematographer for Là-bas, shot in Israel. His own short film Crossing (2006) is a loving experimental answer to Chantal Akerman’s documentary.