Maria von Hausswolff


Maria von Hausswolff (Born in 1985, Sweden) graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013 with a degree in Cinematography preceded by her earlier studies at the College of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2014 Maria was granted an artist residency at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L.A., during which she directed the experimental short THE EVIDENCE OF THE NOT YET KNOWN. In 2017 she won a Bodil Award (by the Danish Film Critics Association) for her cinematography work on the feature film PARENTS. Later that year her second short film as a director premiered at CPH:DOX. Parallel to working in the film industry Maria has also exhibited her work in two solo shows at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (SE), SKOGEN in Gothenburg (SE) and in group shows at Stadtmuseum, Kunstsammlung Jena (DE), Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (SE), and at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles (US).

Alien Tourist

HD Video, 15’, with sound

An alien has landed on a foreign planet, where life once existed. The alien moves around aimlessly through dark shifting nature, occasionally coming across appearing then disappearing glimpses of frozen figures, humans, poised in time and action, in a deserted wilderness where the sunlight is now out of reach.