Four short TV films
Parkour Is Dancing
3sat, Foyer, August 19, 2008
In France, Parkour is seen and practiced as an art of movement rather than a trendy kind of sport or stunt exercise. For the first time on TV, this film, shown in a dance special of the TV program Foyer, shows affinities between Parkour and dance. Arnd Wesemann, chief editor of the professional periodical ballet-tanz, provides important insights.
Portrait Marco Goecke
3sat, Foyer, December 16, 2006
In December 2006, Marco Goecke was the first German to be awarded the Prix Nijinsky in Monte Carlo in the category of Upcoming Choreographer. The short TV portrait shows Stuttgart Ballet's choreographer during rehearsals of his Nutcracker.
Blacks in Nazi Germany
WDR, west-art, November 14, 2002
A highly controversial exhibition at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln (Nazi document center of Cologne) inspired this film. The exhibition raised fundamental questions as to the presentation of historical documents and the way we deal with racist clichés.
> WDR Programmankündigung
> Afrikanische Diaspora. Dossier der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
> Weißer Blick - Schwarzes Objekt
Presse-Erklärung der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland
> Artikel zur Ausstellung: A wasted opportunity. Exhibition on Blacks in Nazi Germany, PDF
WDR, history TV program Traces, March 5, 1997
The European Year Against Racism 1997 gave rise to this question: Where and how is African art presented and perceived in Germany? As exotic booties robbed by colonial trade expeditions, as an object of ethnological research, or as contemporary world art in galeries and museums?
El Loko speaks as a representative of African artists living in Germany. Born in Togo, he was a student of Joseph Beuys, Erwin Heerich and Rolf Crummenauer at Düsseldorf Art College and developed his own pictorial language, which deliberately unites aspects of both European and African cultures.
> Der Künstler El Loko
> Museen zum Thema Afrika in Deutschland