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13h00 02  mars
Marionette Opera: When puppets perform Swan Lake
In Lindau on Lake Constance there is an opera of a very special kind: here marionettes take the stage. The opera is directed by Bernhard Leismà ller. He literally pulls all the strings: every marionette is created by him, from carving it out of wood to dressing it in the hand-sewn costumes. Since...
13h00 26  février
Harry Seidler: Modernist Australia’s most prominent and controversial Bauhaus architect
quot;Harry Seidler: Modernist" is a retrospective celebration of the life and work of Australia’s most controversial architect. Sixty years of work is showcased through sumptuous photography and interviews with leading architects from around the world. Who was Harry Seidler? A Jewish boy from...
13h00 23  février
MAUS: The comics that won the Pulitzer Prize Excerpt from "The Art Of Spiegelman"
quot;MAUS is a comic about a father and son, trying to understand each other." At the core of Art Spiegelman’s most famous work were countless hours spent talking with his father, who told him the story of his survival. Oddly enough, this was the only time the two spent together without...
13h00 19  février
The blues yodeler Erika Stucky
Switzerland lies at the heart of the Alps. Lake Zurich, where musician Erika Stucky performs a peculiar mixture of Jodels and Blues. Born in America to Swiss parents, she moved to Switzerland as a child and quickly learned to adapt to this new culture. Her music shows these different influences and...
13h00 16  février
Douglas Fairbanks: Charlie Chaplin’s best friend and founder of the Academy Awards (Oscars)
Douglas Fairbanks was the "First King of Hollywood". His life story unfolds with American history and the emergence of the film industry as backdrop. His films crossed all borders. His physique and style made him the perfect American icon. At a time when the country did not have any self...
13h00 11  février
Hearing is believing: Rachel Flowers, the incredibly talented blind musician
In a world filled with noise, there is another sound worth hearing, and her name is Rachel Flowers. She is a multi-talented instrumentalist and composer born in 1993, fifteen weeks prematurely, losing her eyesight as an infant due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Rachel began to play the piano...
13h00 02  février
Là ftlmalerei: The Alpine tradition of faà ade painting
LÃ ftlmalerei, (also spelt LÃ ftelmalerei) is a form of mural art that is native to villages and towns of southern Germany and Austria, especially in Upper Bavaria and Tyrol. LÃ ftlmalerei is a popular, folk-oriented variation of trompe-l’Å il from the Baroque and imitates architectural elements....
13h00 26  janvier
Bell casting: a centuries-old craft
The oldest Austrian family business is situated in Innsbruck (Tyrol): Since 1599, bells and works of art made of bronze have been cast by the GRASSMAYR bell foundry. But the Grassmayers are by no means dusty or old-fashioned. To compete against international rivals and cheap bell production...
14h37 21  janvier
Yellowface: Asian whitewashing and racism in Hollywood
Until today, the whitewashing is a racist tradition in Hollywood, and as the "blackface", the "yellowface" was used in Hollywood as a propaganda tool and manifestation of the racism. Internal Hollywood rules prohibited the portrayal of interracial romances. Actors like Marlon...
13h00 12  janvier
The Cardboard Bernini The ephemeral art of Jimmy Grashow
The Cardboard Bernini examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Grashow got the inspiration for this project when he saw some of his sculptures disintegrating in the rain....
14h57 05  janvier
Hollywood - The Indestructible From silent movies to Blockbusters: The history of Hollywood
Over more than a hundred years Hollywood has been the leading producer of entertainment having to reinvent itself from time to time. Just imagine the shock when the first "talkies" appeared, the advent of television, new attractions or a financial crisis. Hollywood always found an answer...
13h00 29  décembre
LA Film Noir: The capital of Hollywood’s most pessimistic era
Film noir describes a kind of movie dealing with crime, private eyes, plain clothes policemen, hapless grifters, law-abiding citizens lured into a life of crime or simply victims of circumstance and often in the presence of a "femme fatale". The term "film noir" was originally...
13h00 22  décembre
The crucial role of Hollywood spies - from Cary Grant to Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo
When America was establishing its intelligence services at the beginning of World War II and needed spies to gain information, they turned to Hollywood stars. They were used to travelling in secret, had access to power and could get infiltrate areas that were closed for other members of the public....
13h00 15  décembre
Gerhard Richter: Inspired by photograpy Excerpt from documentary "40 Years of Painting"
Gerhard Richter, described as the world’s most influential and expensive living artist, often works with photographs as a basis for his paintings. In this documentary, he explains his fascination with "these little pictures". Even though he enjoys taking photographs, he never wanted to be...
13h00 08  décembre
Hollywood’s chase for communists: The era of James Bond and John le Carrà The Witch Hunt is on
Although the Cold War virtually ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Hollywood still relies on it for box office value. The witch hunt has been on for more than 50 years, and Hollywood has cashed in on fear and paranoia ever since. During World War II there were the Nazis, and the...