Bi has been afraid of water since her little brother was taken by flood. Her father Karl Klingert completely devoted himself to making of world’s first atmospheric diving suit. The first public presentation of the suit is coming. If it goes well, Klingert will win a grant and move with his family to England. Bi thinks her brother is playing hide and seek and he will never find them if they leave. She believes the diving suit is a monster who has possessed her father. With the help of a new friend Peter, a young scamp from the riverside, she tries to destroy it before her family leaves city of Wroclaw forever.
Technique: 2D • Running time: 20 minutes • Premiere: 2021
Karl Heinrich Klingert lived in Wrocław in the years 1760-1828. He graduated from the high Protestant St. Mary Magdalene school in Wrocław, and was a teacher of physics and mathematics, both in this school and in today's Academy of Fine Arts. He made many models and instruments for experiments for a number of Wroclaw educational institutions, also for the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Wroclaw.
Klingert was particularly interested in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and applied physics. He conducted experiments with electricity and air. Among other things he invented: a pump that would release oxygen from water, compressed air lighter, underwater lamp, fire escape ladder and basket, thermometer and compass for the blind, arm prosthesis, rehabilitation exercises chair, wheelchair.
His greatest work was built in 1797 first of that kind armored diving suit proposed for cleaning refuse from the bottom of the river Oder. Klingert’s works contributed to the development of a scuba diving practiced today by several millions people in the world.