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“Stories of the Danube”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 27 October 2013 by delclem

Joe Zawinul (1932-2007) recording his symphony “Stories of the Danube”: excerpts from the music & interview (c) earospace / youtube 2008

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On the Danger of Totalitarianism

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 20 October 2013 by delclem


The Nexus Institute invited the speakers of the Nexus Conference How to Change the World to grant them a short interview. All speakers accepted and shared their valuable insights; one of them was the renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller (c) THE NEXUS INSTITUTE / youtube 2013

‘Shards’ – Leaving Bosnia (or not)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 8 September 2013 by delclem

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“There is a long & important history of memoirs & fictions, and hybrids of the two, that address the aftermath of war (particularly the Yugoslav Succession Wars of the 1990s). Shards, the impressive first novel by Ismet Prcic, finds inventive ways to interrogate the anguish of enduring and then escaping Bosnia during the war (1992-95). The novel is constructed of fragments — shards — seemingly written by its main character, Ismet Prcic. Ismet grows up in Tuzla and manages to flee shortly before his induction into the “meat grinder” of the Bosnian infantry. He has survived and made his way to America, but is fractured by what he left behind.” >full review & illustration (c) NYT, 2011; interview with the author (c) Suhrkamp/youtube, 2013

 

“A Personal Story of Remembrance & War”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 17 March 2013 by delclem


Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson interviews Marie Jana Korbel(ová) – aka. the US ex-foreign minister Madeleine Albright – about her latest book, a memoir of her childhood days in Prague (c) ASPEN INSTITUTE / YOUTUBE, 2012

“Murdered, buried, denied”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 26 January 2013 by delclem

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If “writing poem about Auschwitz is barbaric, as German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno claimed: what about feature films on genocide? In this case Body Complete (about the Srebrenica massacre) by Austrian director Lukas Sturm >interview (c) wieninternational.at 2013

Interview with HER

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 26 October 2012 by delclem

Interview (c) MoMa / YouTube, 2012

A current exhibition of Marina Abramović‘s works is currently on @ Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna.

Eco: ‘It’s culture, not war, that cements European identity’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 31 January 2012 by delclem

The writer and semiologist Umberto Eco advocates a sexual revolution to make us all ‘European’. Interview by Gianni Riotti, La Stampa;

English (c) THE GUARDIAN, 2012; photo: Sarah Lee