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Sauerbrunn - A farewell from paradise

“Memories are so hard to be translated into words. They are hard to be reshaped into another materiality. What are reminiscences made of? They are intangible and invisible. They are made out of the same materiality like dreams. They are volatile and fleeting. When I work as an artist with memories, with which medium am I working with? Is memory already a Medium on it’s own? Retrospections, they are stored in my body, like information on a hard drive. In images, in odours, in the form of emotions, or even sensations. Endlessly retrievable like information on a hard drive” [Navina Neverla 2016].

The experimental short film is part of an ongoing long-term research with the theme of memory and home. It has been shot on super8 Film in 2012 with the means by Academy of fine Arts Hamburg [HFBK] and was finished in 2015 with the support of art patron Carlos Garcia-Alix and his editorial Larga Marcha Arte y Ediciones Madrid, the work focuses thematically on the idea of a safe space, a paradise, with a strong focus on nature.

The second part of the Trilogy "Sauerbrunn" has been selected by AADK Spain and has been developed and presented to an audience in an open studio at Centro Negra [Space for Contemporary Creation and Research], Murcia, 2016. It was realized through a Crowdfunding Campaign. Its focus lies on memory and impermanence.

The current project focuses on ideas around nomadism and alienation. What happens when home cannot any longer defined through a specific place but is rather a concept that is transitory and fluctuant? What are the consequences that come along with a hybrid identity and a transitional concept of home?

  • navina neverla
    moveo ergo sum
  • navina neverla
    moveo ergo sum
  • carlos garcia-alix, larga marcha arte y ediciones madrid
    el honor de las honorias
  • irene neverla
    Key Cast
    text und voice over intro (with permission)
  • bernhard hetzenauer
    Key Cast
    sound field recordings
  • pablo jordan
    Key Cast
    sound design and mixing | fine editing
  • marcos rojos
    Key Cast
  • virginia cromie
    Key Cast
    assistant producer crowdfunding campaign
  • navina neverla
    Key Cast
  • karl ludikowski
    Key Cast
  • larga marcha arte y ediciones
    el honor de las injurias
  • hfbk hamburg super8 film material
  • crowdfunding campaign 2016
  • navina neverla
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sauerbrunn - Abschied vom Paradies
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    art, nature home, spirituality
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • aadk centro negra espacio de investigacion y creacion contemporanea
    March 9, 2016
    larga marcha arte y ediciones madrid
Distribution Information
  • navina neverla
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - navina neverla

Navina Neverla (*1984/D) ist freischaffende Künstlerin an der Schnittstelle
zwischen dem bewegten Bild und dem bewegten Körper.
2016 Sie war Residentin am Centro Negra, AADK Spanien 2016 mit dem Projekt
Sauerbrunn, finanziert durch eine Crowdfunding Kampagne. In 2015 erhielt
sie eine Projekt-Förderung von Larga Marcha Arte Y Ediciones Madrid. Sie
wurde kürzlich von Victor Jorge, Prof. Ar.Co Centro de Arte e Communicação
Visual eingeladen, dem Kollektive SUBITA – Práticas de Criação e Composição
Ihre Arbeiten wurden seit 2007 öffentlich präsentiert u.a. auf Kampnagel,
im Gängeviertel Hamburg, im Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, SDD London, Galeria
Bessa Artes Lisbon, K3 Probebühne Eins Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg,
DanceKiosk 2011 und 2016 sowie auf diversen internationalen Kurzfilm-
Festivals gezeigt.
Ihr essayistischer Kurzfilm Moveo ergo sum 2010, sowie ihre
Experimentalfilme: Words 2009, Water – You are life 2009 sowie Fragmente
2011 liefen u.A. auf folgenden Filmfestivals GoEast Wiesbaden, Rencontres
Henri Langlois Poitiers, ISAF Open Cinema in the non-fiction category, St.
Petersburg, AmbulArt Mexico, Ahoi Filmfest Hamburg, Arsenals warm up
Labadaba, Zebra Poetry Filmfestival, Literaturfestival anderseits und
Metropolis Kino Hamburg.
2012 Fleetstreet Residenz mit dem Projekt Gedankenspiegel; Förderung der
Kulturbehörde Hamburg, der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung sowie der Rudolf
Augstein Stiftung.
Als Performerin hat sie u.A. mit Bojana Cvejic (Tate Modern London), Vânia
Rovisco (The Attic, Zdb, Circulo de Artes Plásticas Coimbra; Portugal),
André Guedes (Vera Cortes Art Agency), Isabelle Schad (Site specific) &
God’s Entertainment (Brut Wien) gearbeitet.
MA in Creative Practice am Independent Dance / Trinity Laban London, Diplom
in Visueller Kommunikation mit Schwerpunkt Film | Bewegtes Bild an der
HFBK Hamburg und sowie BA in Medienkultur.

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multidisciplinary artist