Archiv für den Monat: August 2015

A Festival in the North – a blueprint for the South?

A recent travel report published in the German newspaper Die Zeit (20th August 2015) by journalist Julius Schophoff portrays the Norwegian touring art festival Salt at Sandhornøy (see site). What the article says and what the website shows is a beautifully arranged festival site amidst an arctic landscape – impressive wooden architecture nearby the sea; sauna and strange northern sunlight that brings the author into a mood to defend the natural beauty of that place against all possible intruders and exploiters. Weiterlesen

From Auerworld 2015: dancing where Bonaparte fought

Though it has been a rather spontaneous short trip to Auerstedt, I really enjoyed being at the festival site and taking part in that huge dynamic of people. What fascinates me still back in Munich is the region’s complex memory landscape: it is there where Napoleon fought. It is there where the GDR finally collapsed some 25 years ago. Weiterlesen