The Shadow of the Magician

Marjo Levlin

The short film is a poetic documentary where a deceased magician, The White Sheikh Ben-Ali-Bey, is brought to life through objects found by chance amid junk, pigment and dust in an abandoned poorhouse in the Finnish countryside.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:13:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Taikurin varjo
Finnish Title

Taikurin varjo

English Title

The Shadow of the Magician

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marjo Levlin (Author), Marjo Levlin (Cinematographer), Marjo Levlin (Director), Marjo Levlin (Editor), Marjo Levlin (Script), Johanna Storm (Sound Design), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder)
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Marjo Levlin is an visual artist living and working in Helsinki. In her works, she contemplates both personal and universal themes, combining history and current phenomena. Originally a painter, Levlin now works mainly in installations and short films and often uses found and collected objects as the base for her art. In her latest works, archives, science and history has played an increasingly significant role. Levlin’s works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals since the mid-1990s in Finland and abroad. Marjo Levlin (b. 1966 Graz, Austria) studied in Finland at Vapaa Taidekoulu(1990-91), at Taidekoulu Maa(1992-96) and at the Academy of Fine Arts (2008-10) with a MA at the department of time and space/moving image.