I was very honoured to be asked to do recordings for the awards ceremony again, after having done so already in 2018. I recorded short films that introduced the winners and called them onto the stage, e.g. Greta Thunberg at 35 minutes 38 seconds.
Link to film in Awards Ceremony
Watch the short film
The artist Arnold Dreyblatt asked me to work on a video project he’s doing for Ravensbrück Concentration camp. I’m on screen, reciting/reading (German original) Nazi propaganda texts that were directed at women. It’s been a harrowing yet fascinating project. The exhibition runs till 10 September 2021, after which the installation will become part of the permanent exhibition. Recording: Zeitzeugen Studio (in German).
More about the exhibition
This is the second time I’m working on one of Arnold’s projects. In 2019, I took part in a live reading / performance “Anni und Joseph Albers am Black Mountain College“ as part of a symposium at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
I was delighted to act as the presenter at this charming event at the Villa Tauber, Potsdam. What was really fun was that I got to switch between not only English and German, but also Afrikaans, as some guests had flown in for the party especially from South Africa. I was also overjoyed to work with Elke Schmidt again, who co-ordinated the event. Ms. Plattner, who has dedicated herself to NGO work, is a truly impressive woman, who I was honoured to get to know a bit better. Ulrich Tukur & die Rhythmus Boys played a hugely entertaining concert, and then the DJ opened the dancefloor with Queen’s “Don’t stop me now!”. The birthday girl skipped around the dancefloor barefoot. Altogether, a fabulous party.