Kaspar Hauser Lied

Winner Poetry Film Festival Vienna - Special Award

This short film was made for the 2014 Art Visuals & Poetry Filmfestival in Vienna and was winner of the Special Award. The film is a collaboration between JosdenbroK (video) and Alfred Marseille (audio).

From the jury report:
The art work [...] offers versatile imaginative arrangement and a striking combination of drawn animation and moving image sequences to the text. Together with the coherent music composition a compelling work of art has been created. The film by Jos den Brok and Alfred Marseille on the text of Georg Trakl has been considered to the jury to be particularly outstanding and worthy to win the ART VISUALS Special Award 2013.

The poem, Das Kaspar Hauser Lied, by Georg Trakl was written in 1913. Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 (?) – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy.