Hilbert Space at the Hamburg Short Film Festival, 2013

Hilbert Space at the Hamburg Short Film Festival, 2013

Hamburg International Short Film Festival – June 3 – 9, 2013  Hilbert Space  – A performance art piece by Karl Nussbaum The first time I met the New York based filmmaker Karl Nussbaum, was at a party by some friends of mine here in Hamburg several years ago.  At that time he was going through a very difficult time since his father had just recently died. They had a very close relationship and Nussbaum was trying to deal with this lose. I hadn’t seen him since then and was looking forward to seeing his performance piece.  The performance took place in one of the most beautiful rooms at Kolbenhof.  The…

Documentry in Practice

Documentry in Practice

“Nussbaum was willing to work with other people in another country to obtain funding. His experiences demonstrate the persistence, and also the hardship, that is involved.”

Art & the Holocaust

Art & the Holocaust

Karl Nussbaum has been making films for over 18 years. He is a founding member of FILM CRASH, a N.Y. based film collective. His films have been screened nationally and internationally. In 1995 he won a jury prize at the Hamburg International Kurz Film Festival and has also won prizes at the Black Maria Film Festival, the Hamptons International, Philadelphia International…”

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

“The film [Thanatos & Eros: The Birth of the Holy Freak] chronicles Nussbaum’s never-ending journey of self-discovery.”

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

“Nussbaum’s film has been screened nationally and internationally. He has received awards at several film festivals, including the hamburg International Kurz, Black Maria and Hamptons International.”

The Film Journal

The Film Journal

“Thanatos & Eros: The Birth of the Holy Freak (Karl Nussbaum, Germany) – A strangely effective mixed-media documentary about the Holocaust, cancer, friendship, family dynamics, faith, lack of faith and the desire to be different. Some 12 different mediums were used in this Photoshop wet dream. Not entirely successful in content, but stunningly original in form.”

La Presse

La Presse

“On another and tougher note, Thanatos & Eros: The Birth of the Holy Freak (Karl Nussbaum) tackles issues related to the Holocaust, questions”

This Year in Jerusalem

This Year in Jerusalem

“Tucked amid all these titles, however, is a genuine original, a film that utterly charts its own path – Thanatos & Eros: The birth of the Holy Freak, by Karl Nussbaum.”

Unsettling piece of horrific beauty

Unsettling piece of horrific beauty

Nussbaum pours all of himself into this piece of art, using the voice of his emotions to narrate the piece and express his feelings, while at the images of Christ, Stars of David, gas chambers, railroad tracks, concentration camps, and human abomination flash before the viewer’s eyes as a companion for Nussbaum’s vocals.

Kultur

Kultur

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