Flux Surreal

Flux Surreal | HD 8 min., 2023
Proposed by the new Monk Film Festival in Italy, Ebba Jahn took the opportunity to choose one of the suggested music works to make a video with - it is "La scalata" by Nello Toscano who plays the cello here and mixed it with additional man-made sounds.

Someone on the move through "lost places" came to her mind, so she worked with collages by Stefania Buzatu to create this flux of sur-real experience, with images of a surrealism that grew within its existence of 100 years now.

Nello Toscano: In fact, the steps and breathing were recorded during a climb on the crater of Etna and the cello was recorded afterwards. The meaning of the (music) piece is twofold and therefore represents a real climb on the volcano but also the effort to reach a goal that escapes you and, philosophically, 'the existential effort of becoming'.

  • Ebba Jahn
  • Ebba Jahn
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Art, improv, music, experimental
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
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  • Student Project:
  • Mykonos Biennale
    September 27, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Monk Film Festival
    July 8, 2023
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Director Biography - Ebba Jahn

Ebba Jahn graduated from the Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB) and has worked as a 16 mm filmmaker and cinematographer Jazzfilm RISING TONES CROSS being her longest and most known music film.
She moved to New York City from 1991 until 2010, where she a.o. studied towards a BA in Fine Arts.
Back in Germany she participated in group exhibitions, made DVD productions, video installations, and was curator and organizer of the traveling art exhibition PAPER PAIRS with abstract artworks by 20 intl. artists including her own from 2017-2019.
2018 focus shifts to the creation of short video collages with original sound and improvised music, own and found footage, artworks, photos and poetic texts.
Collaborations with other artists developed. Her experimental, musical, documentary- and poetry films are shown by film festivals, video programs and in art exhibitions.

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