Hagalaz - A transformative ceremony

Hagalaz explores the role that ceremony can play in the resolution of trauma. It offers an insight into how such ceremonies can transform previously shattered relationships and reestablish meaningful connections with others. The experience of suffering was recorded through narrative and a symbolic releasing of the past.

  • Detlef Schlich
  • Detlef Schlich
    ⒸCute Alien TV 2018
  • Detlef Schlich
    Key Cast
    "Ritual Designer, Video and Audio Editor, Photographer"
  • Christa Liebach
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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    Black & White and Color
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  • Cork Film Festival 2018
    October 1, 2018
Director Biography - Detlef Schlich

Lives in: Cork, Ireland since 2003

2012-2016 DIT, West Cork, Sherkin Island – 3rd Level Degree in Visual Art (BAVA)
2011-2012 Rossa College – Professional Art Practice – Fetac Level 6
2010-2011 Rossa College – Art, Craft & Design – Fetac Level 5

2017 Directing/producing a video project for a crowdfunding presentation clip. The product is called multiEngine@easyGoing. Castletownbere, West Cork, Ireland.
2017 - Asylum Seeker - Poem Performance by Paul and Transodin -, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland.
2016 – Transodin´s Tradgedy: A film installation about the transhuman condition at the beginning of the 21th century
Production by Cute Alien TV with the participation of DIT/BAVA Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland.
2015 – The last Human: A visual essay in 3 parts about
the human condition in times of transhumanism.
Production by Cute Alien TV with the participation of DIT/BAVA Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland.
2012 – 2014 Several ART Video Clips
2011 Ireland, West Cork
Creating a You Tube Channel “CuteAlienTV “
2010 Ireland, West Cork
Co-Producing, Sound Engineering and Film Music Development for the Sherkin Island Visual Art Project (Short movie “The winning line”)
2010 Ireland, West Cork, Schull, Fastnet Short Film School
Developing a selection of short movies
2010 Ireland, West Cork

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Director Statement

I am an interdisciplinary artist and ritual designer working with performance, photography, painting, sound, installations and film. My main concern is the exploration of the loss of boundaries between human beings and technology in the 21st Century, the emerging phenomenon of transhumanism in the digital age.

My methodology is the creation of an alter ego, a mythical character, a contemporary manifestation of transhumanism which embodies the symbiotic relationship between the human experience and technology. Through these alter egos I can explore this fatalistic relationship in which human beings are losing their spirituality and seek methods of re-spiritualization through art.

In my studio, I use ritual performance footage as a source of inspiration. I then work with digital and physical media collaging both the charcoal, acrylics and digital to create a final piece of visual work.