ACFNY recommended | Angelus Novus Reloaded
A message of peace
Angelus Novus Reloaded is inspired by the wonderful composition Peace for Kyiv, Suite op. 7 by the Austrian guitar virtuoso and composer Julia Malischnig and the drawing Angelus Novus by Paul Klee, created in the aftermath of World War I. The cultural philosopher Walter Benjamin defined the work as the angel of history, throwing itself backwards into the future, with his eyes directed on the present.
The interpretation of the Angelus Novus Reloaded by the Austrian director and producer Robert Hofferer, is an angel in the making who, raised by human-made music, sets out to bring peace to the world. Maria Shurkhal, a dancer from the Ukraine based in Austria, and Julia Malischnig embody the angel of peace together through their arts.
In a world increasingly marked by wars and armed conflicts, art has the duty to call for peace. “Angelus Novus Reloaded” is an appeal for peace from Austria to the world.