"Conceive 99 variations and you stumble into scenario number 100."
closing event 'end | ir'
"Everyone has something to bury..."
December 1st, 2013, straumþungur started his last project - the interactive one month ongoing closing event 'end | ir'. Within this project each week straumþungur will reveal the story, the person, the feeling behind his creations.
The last day of the journey into the land of death will be as well the last day one for straumþungur.
Then it's your turn to decide, if straumþungur shall return with you into the land of the living or stay in hades forever...
straumþungur | with a huge flow
12 | 13
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Depicting the natural wonder of theatrical 3D, décor bows down before the art of Georges Méliès and presents the extraordinary value and magic of scenery, design and perspective by little means of a puppet theatre, which straumþungur designed at the age of 7!
'the last spectacles' essay
Spectacles as a motif of fear, power, control and death?
thought straumþungur after he saw The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann, A Single Man by Tom Ford and some other films. In his newest essay The Last Spectacles straumþungur analyses the usage of spectacles associated with death in different films, and their effect and significance for storytelling and the technical process of filmmaking.
Download the essay in German here for free:
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in tune | spring - summer 2013
Steven Meth, a hairdresser from the small town Gotha in the middle of Germany was nominated in the category 'Damen Ost' ('Ladies East') for the German Hairdressing Award 2012. But furthermore he created a collection for the category 'Herren' ('Gentlemen') as well.
Now straumþungur invites you to step into Stevens cocooning world of Fashion & Beauty with the 2 parted experimental documentation
Take a look from behind the curtain, observe with [the:hae] the photoshoot of the two collections, feel the pressure, the excitement, the disappointment & the joy!
Luxuriate in the sensation of a one-on-one relationship with Steven, the photographer Jakub, Stevens assistant Christian & the marvelous models, depicting how it feels wanting to be the winner of the German Hairdressing Award!
Due to technical difficulties Part I - damen ost is coming soon!
Enjoy the Trailer & watch out for news!
A cinematic anthology by Šimon Končír
presented in 4 Parts
Last year in November, straumþungur decided to make a journey to his roots, discovering his homeland Slovakia from a private and personal, but also experimental, artistic point of view.
Providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on straumþungurs work, Doma is not an usual short film documentary, it's more a sensual and adventurous effort, an anthology film presented in 4 parts, including music by Igor Šebo and Sigur Rós. A kaleidoscopic richness and moreover a recovering of an old folk essence - the headstone of straumþungur.
short film 'the bench' on bit film festival
The ifs international film school cologne presents within the bitfilm festival the short film The Bench, straumþungur wrote the screenplay for.
The Bench brings people together in different places, captures their often weird reality and forces them to dive into them.
Strange seems to be normal!
valtari mystery film experiment
In the context of the valtari mystery film experiment of the band
straumþungur made a music video for their song valtari.
On September 11th, 2012 the public voting started and Sigur Rós already selected the winning video.
straumþungur thanks all his supporters, who voted for his video.
valtari by straumþungur ended up in the category top.
"I never wanted to make a music video for Sigur Rós in a classical narrative way, you know, like this typical music videos. I understand their album 'valtari' and my video more as a meditation than a story with tension.
I realized the music as a way of communication between nature and us.
Then I tried to visualize this very exciting slow movement we, who are living in a very fast world now, cannot actually perceive anymore.
I think perception starts with observing and motion with stagnation."
two of cups
Jakub found a diary of his father. Now he is trying to continue. Attend the blog The diary of Jarolim and enjoy the adventures of the writer Jakub.
The diary and Jakub himself take part in straumþungurs newest screenplay Two of Cups - a Slovakian tale about two brothers, a great conspiracy and many gypsies!
Everything is predictable!
The new picture series of straumþungur, the dryad, has already begun. Upon the slogan Give your spirit a nature and it will be the nature of your spirit, straumþungur invites you to join the growing process of the dryad by sending a photograph of yourself to email@example.com , which will be transformed by straumþungur into the next part of
Explore your nature, capture your spirit!