A KALTBLUT exclusive featuring Selma Ethelberg and Victor Kassebeer. Photography by Victoria Salomonsen. Designs by Anne Sofie Madsen. Music by Usbeorn SCARPIA -l-l-l—>. “ ‘To Stop Time’ is an ultra-short film showing what being young and showing passionate love is. The story is inspired by the myth of Dibutades, who, according to Greek mythology, drew the very first portrait. Dibutades had to say bye to a dear friend of hers and she began to miss him before he even left. She drew his shadow on the wall, to be able to stop time, to keep the moment and memory with him forever.
This short film has different components showing history, pop culture and what it will say being young in a relationship where everything is insecure and new. Because both Victor and Selma are on a journey to discover who they are and what they want to do in their identity-making. Both with and without each other.
This film is another take on what a fashion campaign and what a music video can be. A hybrid in between an artistic and intimate documentary view but also built on the music and the designs from Anne Sofie Madsen.”
Victoria Salomonsen is a 23-year-old photographer born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work takes on topics such as youth, identity and queer with an intimate view in both moving images and photographs. Her work has been shown at CPH:DOX, Fotografisk Center, Kaltblut Magazine, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Contributor Magazine, Queer Lisboa (among others).
Victoria Salomonsen graduated from the photo school Fatamorgana in 2017 and is now based in The Hague where she studies her bachelor in photography at The Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag.
ABOUT ANNE SOFIE MADSEN: Anne Sofie Madsen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and trained under John Galliano in Paris, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. In 2012 she started her own label and presented her first collection at London Fashion Week in February. She won Danish Fashion Award and GenArt’s Fresh Faces in New York in 2012 and was chosen as one of Vogue`s Talents in Milan in the same year. In 2013 she won the prestigious DANSK Design Talent prize and in 2015 DHL Exported in Tokyo. In 2014, the brand presented its first fashion show at Paris Ready-to-Wear Fashion Week and has been showing there since. For the seasons of 2017, the brand is part of the Swarovski collective. Drawn by the point where fashion replaces the body with something abstract – an idea or ideal instead of an organism.
Anne Sofie Madsen’s designs are built on contrasts and ambivalence. The garments are created for a person who wants to be both inviting and out of reach, someone who is streetwise and ladylike, boyish and feminine. Resulting in designs that straddle between fanciful fun and serious intricacy of details. The brand wants to challenge and push the boundaries for everyday wear and at the same time create garments that are in their own way functional and wearable. It’s not about garments for princesses in a fantasy world, but a wish to bring magic into reality and preciousness into fashion.
“The debut album by SCARPIA -l-l-l—>, combines maximalist production by Andersson Launardo, with expressionist singing from classical prodigy demon kid Victor Kassebeer. The result is 7 tracks of a pure emotion organism that constantly morphs and changes.”