My film Sub Umbra Alarum Luna (2016) was dedicated to Derek Jarman’s influential work, specifically In the Shadow of the Sun (1975, with music by Throbbing Gristle 1980). The film has been screened in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, New York, Porto and other places, and is available on DVD and Vimeo On Demand.
My new project, LUNACY, will be the “follow-up” film to Sub Umbra, and is based around recorded cut-up texts about the moon by Vanessa Sinclair, with music by me. The film will be a miasmic, mind-expanding trip into the psycho-lunar orbit. Mixing new material with older super 8 footage and a truly cosmic soundtrack, I will aim to see what’s on the dark side of the moon – and hopefully come back. Please join me for a wild yet mellow space ride.
There are of course goodies and rewards for supporting the film. You can read more about that on the Kickstarter page. Thank you very much for backing this exciting project (right HERE)!
Silent Lips and Sub Umbra Alarum Luna will be released on DVD and VOD through Njuta Films and Trapart Film on April 26th. The DVD is PAL only, and will be available through all the major Swedish/Scandinavian online stores including our own: www.trapart.net
Once the toothpaste is out of the tube – An Art Apart: Charles Gatewood is now available on “video on demand” via Vimeo On Demand. It’s available to rent (24 hrs) or buy (unlimited streaming).
The first Trapart films of 2015 have now been released by Swedish distributor Njuta Films. Ingenting är sant, allting är möjligt – En liten film om Freddie Wadling, Giving a Baby a Chainsaw – An Art Apart: The Hafler Trio, and Once the Toothpaste is out of the Tube – An Art Apart: Charles Gatewood are all available on DVD via all major online sellers and selected stores in Scandinavia. Most of these companies also ship within the EU region. The DVDs are in PAL/Region2.
The films are also available on VOD via major online service SF Anytime, for Swedish customers only.
Trapart Film has produced a documentary about Carl Abrahamsson’s debut movie Silent Lips. It’s called Candelabra of Innocence and contains clips from the film, interviews with Abrahamsson and some of the actors, plus insightful narration by English actor Charles Greye. The film can be seen on Vimeo for free. Inquiries about Silent Lips (screenings, festivals, distribution etc) can be sent to carl AT trapartfilm.com
Candelabra of Innocence from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.
We have recently finished the post production phase of our first movie, Silent Lips. More information on this film will follow during winter 2015/2016. Release date: early 2016. For now, please enjoy this third trailer.
Silent Lips (Trailer 3) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.
We are currently finishing the post production phase of our first movie, Silent Lips. More information on this film will follow during the late autumn of 2015. For now, please enjoy this second trailer. Release date: early 2016.
Silent Lips (trailer 2) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.
We are currently finishing the post production phase of our first movie, Silent Lips. More information on this film will follow during the late autumn of 2015. For now, please enjoy the trailer. Release date: early 2016.
Silent Lips (Trailer 1) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.
We just finished the trailer for the upcoming documentary about The Hafler Trio & Andrew McKenzie. The film premieres at Fylkingen in Stockholm on April 17th, 2015. For more information about the screening, please go here!
Giving a Baby a Chainsaw – The Hafler Trio: An Art Apart (trailer) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.
Andrew McKenzie is a highly renowned British artist frequently associated with sound art and experimental music. With great perseverance and integrity, McKenzie has, since the late 1970s, produced a large body of work, predominantly in performances, records and writings under the name The Hafler Trio. Recently, he has developed a concept called complementary education, also known as “complemation”, which is presented in workshops where the participants work together in making a piece of music based on the previous workshops’ finished piece. In a way, this could be seen as a potentially endless work of art that doesn’t only touch upon the dynamics of sound and music in themselves, but to an equal degree the very process of creation and self development. This perspective of regarding creation as a learning process has become one of McKenzie’s trademarks. www.trapartfilm.com