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What draws humans to the sea? How can the connection with the sea and its meaning be described for those who choose to live with and on the sea? How does it affect their lives, their families and personal interactions and what challenges does this intense bond with the sea cause for social life?
The film SEAFEVER is the last work of the project Meersucht (Sea Addiction), which deals with those who have dedicated their lives to the sea and their intense connection with it. The artist Lisa Hoffmann went to sea for several years as a cadet, sailor and technical officer‘s assistant on merchant and search and rescue vessels. The conversations originate from this time. Through her own work and relationship with the sea, and participant observation on board various vessels, she gained profound insights into life on and with the sea. These experiences formed the guiding, central questions of this film.

  • Lisa Hoffmann
  • Lisa Hoffmann
  • Lisa Hoffmann
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    57 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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  • 5th Cinemare Filmfestival
    April 20, 2021
    German Premiere
    Deutscher Meeresfilmpreis | German Ocean Film Prize
  • 18th International Ocean Film Festival IOFF
    San Francisco
    United States
    April 20, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lisa Hoffmann

Lisa Hoffmann is a visual artist working in Kiel Germany. She studied Fine Arts at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel and at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Her research-based practice focuses on artistic documentation practices which visualize the complexity and phenomenology of socio-political issues while sensitising the aesthetic sensual perception. In doing so, the research-based practice leads to a new access to socio-political events.
In the recent years she got fellowships and grants like GUTE AUSSICHTEN - new German photography. Her works have been exhibited at institutions like House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg or NRW Forum Düsseldorf and her films have been screening at international film festivals.

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