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Watch Malu Blume’s »The Book of S of I. Chapter One: Creatures Born From Hopelessness«

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Malu Blume, still from »The Book of S of I. Chapter One: Creatures born from Hopelessness«, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and HEKATE

Survival, resistance, a prophecy: Malu Blume’s first experimental short film will be premiered today on the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) website.

Within the framework of New Alphabet School #4 Caring by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the live stream will start on June 13 at 8 pm, followed by an artist talk moderated by Sascia Bailer.

»The Book of S of I. Chapter One: Creatures born from Hopelessness« is the first part of a fantastic Sci-Fi saga in three chapters about seeking and finding community. Feverish nightmares turn into utopian dreams. Bodies aligned in pleasure conjure the spirits of the past and ask: What could have become of us? A fragmented story about a group of witches, warriors, sluts, and healers, about the desire to belong, about the power of mutual care, and the longing for tenderness.

Written & directed by Malu Blume
Cinematography and editing Malu Blume, İpek Hamzaoğlu & Laura Nitsch
Starring İpek Hamzaoğlu, Sofi Utikal & Rosa Wiesauer
Created in a close collaboration with the Vienna-based film collective HEKATE

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Malu Blume, stills from »The Book of S of I. Chapter One: Creatures born from Hopelessness«, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and HEKATE

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