Is there a benefit of making a ritual mantra rap?

People say that there’s never been a better time for artists, especially when it comes to making money via the internet. Well it might be true to a certain extent that artists are no longer at the mercy of big name galleries and dealers in order to sell their work. This might work for a lot of visual artists and craft maker, but I was always wondering how this applies to installation art, what is the material benefit of film making or similar work of art that ignores all the fundamental selling points? How can I still be motivated to continue if I can’t make a living with it?

However, it seems that sitting infront of the computer screen in order to apply for filmfestivals and other open calls is crucial in the 21th century and makes sense but it takes at least the same time than making art, if not more. But there is a benefit:

I have been given the opportunity to engage with the Figueira Film Art Festival 2018 in Portugal. The organizers of this festival did a great job and attached e-mail down below just arrived. Paid Hostel for me and the film crew is provided and food with 15 € subsidized. Now I just have to find a way to convince the German Embassy in Dublin to send me a new Passport over here to West Cork in order to save the costs for a ticket to Portugal/Figuiera.

Thank you Figueira Film Art Festival for keeping me motivated making art. This is what I call a well organized and enthusiastic film festival.

Info summary Hagalaz:

Hagalaz explores the role that ceremony can play in the resolution of trauma. It offers an insight into how such ceremonies can transform previously shattered relationships and reestablish meaningful connections with others. The experience of suffering was recorded through narrative and a symbolic releasing of the past.

Hagalaz mantra rap by Detlef Schlich
Lyrics and ritual mantra rap by Crystal Liebach

Wooden stick beat – Crystal Liebach
Blue plastic canister drum – Detlef Schlich

Medium – Crystal Liebach
Ritual Designer, Photographer, Video and Sound Editing – Detlef Schlich

Concept – Detlef Schlich formerly known as Transodin

ⒸCute Alien TV 2018

Official selectionE-Mail:

Bom dia / Good Morning


Conforme combinado apresentamos as nossas condições para estadia no Figueira Film Art 2018. Não são as que gostaríamos mas as que podemos oferecer.

As agreed we present our conditions to stay in Figueira Film Art 2018. They are not the ones we would like to present but the ones we can offer.

Se for necessário uma “Carta de convite” personalizada agradecemos que nos indiquem os dados necessários

If a personalized “Letter of invitation” is required, please provide us with the necessary information



Alojamento / Accomodation

– Uma noite de alojamento no Hostel 402, sujeito a disponibilidade. Contactar diretamente para com conhecimento para

– One night accommodation at Hostel 402, subject to availability. Contact directly to with knowledge to

Alternativa / Alternative
– Comparticipação em despesas de alojamento até ao limite de 15€
– Contribution in accommodation expenses up to the limit of  15€

Refeições / Meals

Em parceria com restaurante Jet 7.5   (7.5€ refeição)

In partnership with Jet 7.5 restaurant (7.5€ meal)

– 15€ Comparticipação
– 15€ Contribution

Os valores indicados são garantidos para todos os dias que pretendam ficar connosco, e também para acompanhantes

The indicated values are guaranteed for all the days that wish to stay with us, and also for companions.


Estas condições estão disponíveis para um elemento, de preferência o Realizador, por cada filme.

These conditions are available for one element, preferably the Filmmaker, for each film.


Despesas de viagens não incluidas.

Para quem chega de avião a Lisboa ou Porto podemos tentar organizar o transporte para a Figueira da Foz, por favor enviem-nos pormenores de chegada logo que possível.

Travel expenses not included.

For those arriving by plane to Lisbon or Porto we can try to organize the transport to Figueira da Foz, please send us arrival details as soon as possible.


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