ABOUT

TÒ SU german italian artist duo Martina Mahlknecht, Martin Prinoth

© Anja Beutler

> tò su < Rhaeto-Romanic: to record, to document

The Italian-German duo TÒ SU explores transcultural border areas in a global world and deals with Eurocentric perspectives and their own cultural identity. Projects are created in collaboration with experts from art, science and everyday life and are mostly characterized by analogue and digital interactivity, which invite the audience to participate. TÒ SU comes from the Rhaeto-Romanic language and means “to record, to document”. In Ladin, the two short words form the meaning that arises in interaction and mutual exchange. Prinoth and Mahlknecht combine the two genres of documentary film and theater. In the past, various collaborations have resulted in projects that are hybrids of both genres and have been presented in cinemas, theaters and exhibition spaces. They produce their projects between several countries with a focus on Germany and Italy.

Martina Mahlknecht was born in Bressanone, Italy. She lives and works between Bolzano and Hamburg, Germany. She studied art and stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts HfbK in Hamburg and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Since 2022 she is teaching at the HfbK Hamburg.

Martin Prinoth was born in Rhaeto-Romanic Urtijëi, Italy. He lives between Bolzano and Hamburg. After studying communication sciences at the University of Salzburg, Austria he graduated in film and digital cinema at the Academy of Fine Arts HfbK in Hamburg. He leads film workshops and film seminars i.a. at the UE Hamburg.

SCOLARSHIP AND AWARDS

2022 Wim Wenders Projektstipendium NRW
2022 Recherchestipendium #TakeHeart Fonds Darstellende Künste
2021 Residenzprogramm #TakeCare Kampnagel Hamburg
2020 Stiftung Kunstfonds Stipendium Künstlerinnen mit Kindern
2019 Grenzgänger Stipendium der Robert Bosch Stiftung
2019 Visioni DOC Award für besten italienischen Debütfilm
2017 Nominierung für Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts
2017 Gerd Ruge Stipendium für Dokumentarfilm NRW
2017 Elbkulturfonds der Stadt Hamburg
2016 Atelierstipendium der Stadt Hamburg
2015/16 Künstlerinnenförderung des Landes Südtirol
2013 Künstler*innenförderung des Landes Südtirol
2012/13 Stipendium Freundeskreis der HfbK

HACK ME BABY (2021)
HACK ME BABY (2021)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
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HACK ME BABY (2021)
HACK ME BABY (2021)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
REPORTS FROM THE VOID (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
OVERSEAS (2022)
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PORTFOLIO


2022 OVERSEAS I + II / multi channel film installation / Kampnagel HH, transart Festival Bolzano/Bozen
2022 REPORTS FROM THE VOID / short film / Visioni Italiane
2021 HACK ME BABY / performative film installation / Kampnagel HH
2020 BUNTER FLECK / music video / Lia Şahin / Kampnagel HH
2019 NARRATIVES DISPLACED / interaktive installation / conzept
2017 DIE FÜNFTE HIMMELSRICHTUNG / cinema-dokumentary film / DOK Leipzig, Mostra São Paulo
2017 XO’DO ALLÔKAN-NÙ / mixed media performance / Sommerfestival Kampnagel
2014 THE COFFEE GROUNDS INDEX / mixed media performance / Biennale Marokko
2013 ENFRAMING HOME II / mixed media film installation / Sharjah Biennale, VAE
2012 ENFRAMING HOME I / mixed media film installation / Bénin Biennale, Westafrika

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