Artists: Divina Hasselmann in collaboration with Thais Ribeiro

Instrument, Triennial Exhibition
Lövestad, Sweden
1st of July - 4th of August 2013

The installation explores the impossibility of approximating a place through digital devices in contrast to the physical material experience in a place. At the same time it critically engages with the amazement for new media technology as a form of magic, and draws attention to the uncanny of mechanical instruments.
The Sorbian Saga ‘Krabat’ serves as the center and connector for these various elements. In this tale, the young Krabat works in a mill under a master who practices black magic. Krabat can only break the master’s magic by relying on his lover’s non-visual senses. She needs to step closer to sense his body in order to identify and release him from the magic.

Cast: Louisa Lorenz as Miller/Krabat
Camera, Directing and Editing: Divina Hasselmann
Music: Celestial Aeon Project "The Old Wizard", Lzn02 "Fleur de Lune"

Thanks to:
Louisa Lorenz, Rory Solomon, Marek Walczak, Anne Hierzi, Melissa Friedling, Yolanda Hasselmann, Rosalie McManis

Bio: Divina Hasselmann is a media artist and filmmaker based in New York City and Hamburg, with background in theater – film and media studies, linguistics and political science. She implements complex contemporary theories around the notions of simulation, the body, language, death and hybridity into her film and media works, trying to give a response to these very ideas in a different format, as well as making them more accessible to the public.

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