Born in 1948 in Achim near Bremen. Training as a draftsman. Working as a freelance filmmaker, visual artist, cameraman, writer, journalist and producer. Numerous exhibitions, retrospectives and publications. In 1978 he founded the production company Pym Films.
In 1984, THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP I (1974-83) is the first film of his encyclopedic series "Photography and beyond", in 1993 SULLIVANS BANKS launches the series "Architecture as Autobiography." Since 1993 he teaches Experimental Film at the University of Arts in Berlin. His films are regularly shown at the Viennale, where a Special Program was dedicated to him in 2001.
Selection: NORMALSATZ (1978/81), DER ZYNISCHE KÖRPER (1986–1990), THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP I-III (1974–2004), SCHINDLERS HÄUSER (2006/07), EINE SERIE VON GEDANKEN (2011), PARABETON – PIER LUIGI NERVI UND RÖMISCHER BETON (2012), PERRET IN FRANKREICH UND ALGERIEN (2012).