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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  December 2, 2019 7:45pm-8:01pm CET

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british photographer great taliban. robin road is a south african artist based in berlin he uses many visual languages from painting to street art photography to film live improvised performances sculpture and art installations anything goes and his canvases range from bulls in the rough parts of his hometown johannesburg so walls in major museums around the world hippy by guest in just a minute 1st more about him and his art. robin road grew up in apartheid era south africa and made a name for himself with the street he moved to berlin 17 years ago and is now well established on the global contemporary art scene as an artist in south africa's young democracy road to press the country's new possibilities the hopes and the fears of the buildings in johannesburg where his canvases. even today he has
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a difficult relationship with the white wounds of galleries and even of his studio fortunately old road needs to make art is a great idea and something to draw with. just. was a superb. she is another road oh i took the sign to say you didn't have. a bit of a broad road who joins me in the studio welcome thank you so much as i said you're based here in berlin and you once said lynn gives me the breathing space what have internalised in south africa's just that mean it's still south africa is it your inspiration so the africa will always remain an inspiration for me it's my lights on south africa but i think of being in berlin allows me that space on the fiction
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to have that distance away from a very vibrant v.t. conflicted jogger fee set the country so i think the distance being in germany being in berlin the spatially i think is very helpful for my state of mind ok i would just bowl and inspire you as well. as inspired me interesting ways it's been more. to be able to access these thought equal differences with its architecture with its european r.t.c. with its within modernity i think that being able to access that has been has been a video inspiration for me in my work i want to talk to you about bicycles because you feature them quite a bit different. and i know there's an interesting story concerning apartheid that sort of has to do with box of the story goes back many many years it goes back to the 2nd world war. and it's regarding this of african soldiers and
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the forms of compensation. will go with 2 soldiers who volunteered to fight for that had forces. were given different forms of compensation white soldiers were given land and soldiers of color black soldiers and guarded soldiers indian soldiers. were given bicycles. completely full so to me it's quite a yeah struction a mansion i can imagine your performance is very. improvise ational. then you also work on walls in just that i feel is quite the opposite is favored richmond and what you're doing there you have a whole crew who work for this and. sort of disciplined rhythm you say you do this and you do that so why is that is is it the attraction of different disciplines or is there another reason why well for these are these
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a viddy important reason that is to exert in level of discipline and order in a society being nice on the street corner in the city that is quite dangerous that has a lot of risk in humans do it. i work on a wooden janice book in a in a very complex neighborhood it is suffering with high levels of drug abuse is highly. of unemployment. and in that circumstance you need to create a kind of group. understanding and that is through discipline and through responsibility i give every single individual in the sponsibility to playing to read blue purple green and so forth and they do is to manage that callow will all that rule that pencil and the results of wonderful wonderful that you.
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only need. exercise and practice and. no mazing. complex complex group of young people that support me south africa i mean also on these walls or what you what you call stop frame animation used i like that feeling for me fulfillment somehow starting from beginning to end and i did one animation in palestine now tell us a bit about that was extraordinary well you know i think to a point in south africa. especially janice but when i felt. the conditions they were becoming extremely complicated criminality and so forth so it became a quite a dangerous situation for myself and i thought why not just leave this danger and go to pakistan you know so that's ok. but but more was thinking of trying to find a jew graphical battle well
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a political battle and i've been traveling into the west bank for the last 4 years and i was deeply moved by the situation. especially the city of j.d. co i was quite moved by this by this particular place one of the oldest if not the oldest inhabited city in the world they did in 2000 years and i felt that this was an interesting space for me to bring my contain plea practice and most. stacked with ancient wool. there are some extraordinary results of that and. we've just about done we should just mention you're in both spoke at the couldn't because i didn't favorite a big exhibition that also if people instead of kosher on instagram show that. way you getting more and more phone humans thanks very much the big because we want another will be broken road. time now for $100.00 german
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must reads german literature that's published in english and if you'd like to know more about the 20 century european history specifically in austria the vienna melody by and slow to is for you it's about the lives and loves of different parts of a family who own live in the same apartment block yanno. how would you feel about living in a gorgeous mansion in one of the world's most beautiful cities oh there's no cats you just have to live here with your whole family pretty generations and this sounds like fun. the family is part of vienna high society for a century they've made the best pianos in austria maybe the world but their legacy is in danger just like their country the vienna melody by as an austrian family saga with cameos by hitler freud and emperor of france joseph there are affairs
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a dual even murder and the wealthy jewish girl who marries into the family turns out she might be the reason the lovesick crown prince killed himself. we are good austrians it is unthinkable that we should include anyone in our family who has aroused displeasure in the highest circles oh shut up our sister polina rouse displeasure in the highest circles when she was only 5 years ago. but scandal is the reste of their worries the ultra family and its traditions unravel as austria becomes part of nazi germany. was an austrian jew who escaped to the us he wrote this book during world war 2 to explain the austria that he loved and so disappeared.
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the british photographer rachel tonopah has a predilection for the sable specifically the waves now on the southeast coast of england with all the interest in recent times of how climate change is affecting us as illustrate only too well for oceans power of the ocean. when the sea churns and whales when the tides come in and gales with the water that's when british way photographer rachel taleb are springs into action. i'm just going to watch the way stress tonight show. on the beaches of england's south east coast she takes spectacular photos of the scene as if she were out in the midst of it. it is. photographing waves means dealing with the constantly changing subject. that if you
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could ever see that if you get one really big way the next to me to be after it at this beach and many beaches will force a big. surge there people will see the 1st before i take a picture and then they're looking at the camera that's 2 more comic. rachel tonopah drew international attention with her photo series sirens she took the pictures during especially intense storms involving winds up to 150 kilometers per hour and waves as high as 15 meters it was the 8th of february 26th which was storm and i spent the day here exactly where we are now and it was 6 hours of utterly exhausting at celine pretty and photographer. she gave every wave she photographed for the series a name taken from methodology medusa limitless poseidon making the giant waves
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seem like raging guns or demons. if you freeze the sea at a really far shots a spate a 1000th of a 2nd or thereabouts there are amazing shapes. and this is an example this one is called loki the norse trickster god he looks like he's having a good laugh. the photographer has only was love the seas mysterious and under earthly qualities but she also senses that now it poses an entirely new kind of menace i spent a lifetime looking at the sea i'm not this coast and i'm not a scientist but it fails to me that the incidence of a severe is still so in this case has grown which from a photographic perspective based quite exciting stuff is obviously also has other ramifications to tell them all. that when the sea becomes smooth and
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tranquil at any time it's time for rachel ton of art to head home again. like most of us she's not interested in a calm sea mole stories about some culture from around the world on our website at g.w. dot com slash culture so for now. our
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for the resistance it plays a central waiting for the demonstrators in hong kong. artists immortalized the heroes in victims of the protests in their work which keeps the spec of the uprising alive. but what price. point and freedom in hong kong move closer in 30 minutes on d w. created today's world story the 27. point in politics business religious law in iran the people of the islamic revolution under the tough . opens up making its initial flirtation with capitalism.
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this is d w news why from berlin the united nations climate summit opens in madrid. do we really want to be remembered as the generation that's good has he to send. people wild the planet but the u.n. secretary general says it's either that or saving the earth by aiming for carbon neutrality by the year 2050 also coming up tonight typhoon come europe slams into the philippines hundreds of thousands are forced to flee as the storm makes life.


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