Humm is a keen advocate of the democratisation of the arts by reaching out to communities beyond the rarefied universes of museums and galleries. While Goethe’s Faust 1 is familiar to most German students, Faust 2 is relatively unknown beyond academia and known even less so internationally.
Faust’s inaccessibility has largely been attributed to its dense text and complex themes. As a performance, it can take more than 13-hours to be played out, a marathon of concentration beyond the will of most audiences.
The Last Faust is the largest body of work ever on Faust 1 and Faust 2. The full-length film and photography are expansive and beyond anything that has been produced before. The narrative is presented in multiple art forms, each of which narrates the entire story independently.
108 minutes Feature Film
Novella with illustrations
41 Fine Art Photographic Images
37 Watercolour Paintings
Collections of Oil Paintings & Bronze Sculptures
The Last Faust transposes Goethe’s epic saga of damnation to the year 2059. Faust’s successor, Dr Goodfellow is the CEO of Winestone, the world’s largest and most secretive tech firm. His predecessor Dr Faust sold his soul, traded for the creation of the first Superhuman, to the devil Mephisto, in the manifestation of a Hedge Fund manager. However in the process, he unleashes a much darker force on to the world.
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