Tabea Blumenschein

  • Tabea Blumenschein & Ulrike Ottinger – Die Betörung der blauen Matrosen AKA The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors (1975)

    Tabea Blumenschein1971-1980ExperimentalGermanyUlrike Ottinger

    In THE BETRUCTION OF THE BLUE SAILORS, Tabea Blumenschein “plays four different roles in changing appearances and in fantastic costumes that structure the film: a mythical figure that permeates the film on desert sand with siren song; a bird that is killed; a Hawaiian girl and a Sailors. While the siren, accompanied by Asian music, strides along the desert, sailors and birds become the victims of perverted naturalness in the form of the wild Hawaiian girl.” (Claudia Hoff) In the collage principle, areas and quotations from commercialized everyday life and the music, which ranges from noises, sacred gongs, Hawaiian music, Schuricke melodies, musette waltzes to Burmese songs and cultic Ketchak rhythms, and the language – literary texts by Apollinaire, which already use the quotation method, phrases from the world of American show business (Hollywood veteran star), lamentations of a Russian silent film mother […], come satire, the grotesque, the caricature, the clown and the doll up; and it is the deep meaning of these forms of expression, through the demonstration of the marionette-ness, the mechanization of life, through the apparent and real torpor, to let us imagine a different life. (Raoul Hausman). (From the conversation between Ulrike Ottinger/ Tabea Blumenschein and Hanne Bergius)Read More »

  • Tabea Blumenschein & Ulrike Ottinger – Madame X – Eine absolute Herrscherin (1978)

    1971-1980ExperimentalGermanyPoliticsQueer Cinema(s)Tabea BlumenscheinUlrike Ottinger

    The official synopsis wrote:
    On the women’s ship Orlando the flags of attack, leather, weapons, lesbian love and death are raised with a beauty which dispenses with a total domination of the viewer’s gaze.
    The aesthetic is strictly stylized, exhibiting itself without overwhelming us.Read More »

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