Atlantean Aphorisms (2014),
series of drawings, pen on paper,
courtesy of the artist.


Bettina Hutschek


HUBERTUS is a documentary about a man named Hubert, who is convinced that Malta was the core of the former Atlantean Empire. He takes me along on a study trip to Maltese temple sites, prehistoric remains and energy-loaded places in Malta. He explains the energetic machine which Atlantis really was, and with the aid of ‘scientific intuition’, he talks about Atlantean society, its sex orgies, genetic manipulation and the creation of Homo Sapiens, the sleeping goddess and the great war between Atlanteans and Giants. The aim of Hubert’s research is to teach women today to behave like ‘real’ women, that is, like Atlantean women.

(images below and above : Bettina Hutschek, HUBERTUS (2014), film stills courtesy of the artist)

Bettina Hutschek is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator who lives and works between Malta and Berlin. After studying Art History and Philosophy (BA), she received her MA from Universität der Künste (class of Lothar Baumgarten) UdK, Berlin, and her MFA from HGB Leipzig (class of Tina Bara). She trained and worked in Art Mediation and was visiting scholar at the Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been screened, exhibited and performed internationally.
She is founder and director of FRAGMENTA Malta, a project to organize pop-up exhibitions in the public space of the Maltese Islands. In 2017, she co-curated together with Raphael Vella the Malta Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017, Venezia.
Her artistic practice generates various forms: essay-films, books, texts, fictive documentaries, performances, guided tours and installations.