Review: Beyond The Visible: Hilma Af Klint

I shouldn’t be surprised that I haven’t heard of the artist Hilma af Klint. Unfortunately, one of the misfortunes of being in a patriarchal society is the fact that our history has been written by men for men. The hard work, struggles and achievements of many female pioneers have been swept to the side in order to place their male peers on a pedestal. In the same way I was stunned last year by the content of “Sisters With Transistors” (you can read my review here and interview with Lisa Rovner the film’s director here), I was left stunned and inspired by the sheer beauty and power of Hilma’s work. This outstanding documentary by German filmmaker Halina Dyrschka is worth seeking out and an important addition to the conversation surrounding women’s involvement in the history of creative arts. Continue reading Review: Beyond The Visible: Hilma Af Klint

Beyond the Visible-Hilma AF Klint

Year: 2020 Runtime: 94 minutes Director: Halina Dyrschka By Joan Amenn “I think this world has forgotten how to marvel. In 1900, we still knew how to marvel.” –Ernst Peter Fischer, science historian A human mind capable of understanding multiple disciplines of thought is often called a “Renaissance Man,” referencing Leonardo Da Vinci and his abilities in art and science. But what if that “Renaissance … Continue reading Beyond the Visible-Hilma AF Klint