1944 born in Nový Jicin (Neutitschein), in the then German-annexed Czechoslovakia.
1966-1968 studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (West).
1966 to Ursula Lefkes.
1968 birth of daughters Annabel Lee and Larissa Lu.
1974 - 1984 author and editor of the journal Filmkritik in Munich.
1993-1999 visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
2001 to Antje Ehmann.
Since 1966 over 100 productions for television or the cinema: children’s television, documentary films, film essays, story films.
Since 1996 numerous group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries.
2007 at documenta 12 with Deep Play.
Since 2004 guest professor, from 2006 to 2011 full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.