A film by Halina Dyrschka. In Swedish, English and German with German subtitles.
The art world made a sensational discovery – unfortunately a century too late. In 1906, Swede Hilma af Klint painted her first abstract work, long before Kandinsky, Mondrian, or Malevich. She created more than 1,000 abstract paintings that remained hidden to posterity until now. How can it be that a woman founded abstract painting at the beginning of the 20th century and nobody took notice? This cinematic approach to this pioneer, whose sensual oeuvre is artistically fascinating, presents her lifelong search for meaning, seeking understanding of life beyond what is visible. Hilma af Klint’s extraordinary intellectual world ran the gamut from biology, astronomy, and theosophy to the Theory of Relativity, thereby weaving a fascinating cosmos of sensational paintings and notes. A staggering body of work that necessitates the rewriting of art history.
DE 2019, 93 Min., schwedisch, englisch, deutsche OmU
Regie: Halina Dyrschka
Kamera: Alicja Pahl, Luana Knipfer
Schnitt: Antje Lass, Mario Orias