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as one of our 100 german must reads. the end just pounding of the sea against the coastline is what fascinates british photographer rachel tell about. roman 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 installations anything goes and his canvases range from wolves in the rough parts of his hometown johannesburg to 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 address the country's new possibilities the hopes and the fears of the buildings in johannesburg where his campuses. even today he has a difficult relationship with the white wounds of calories and even his own. fortunately ole road needs to make oh it's a great idea and something to draw with for the good you. just. she is another road to sign to the c.e.o. and didn't have. a bit of road road who joins me in the studio welcome thank you so much as it said you are based here in berlin and you once said lynn gives me the breathing space what i have internalized in south africa so just
that mean it's still south africa is it your inspiration so that it will always remain an inspiration for me it's my roots are in south africa but i think that being in berlin allows me that space on the fiction 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 specially i think is very helpful for my state of mind i'm going to go just bowl and inspire you as well but then has inspired me really 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 the south african soldiers and the forms of compensation. world war 2 soldiers who volunteered to fight for that had forces. were given different forms of compensation white soldiers were given land and so just off color black soldiers and guarded soldiers indian soldiers. were given bicycles. completely full so to me it's quite a yeah struction imagine i can imagine that your performance is very. improvise ational. then you also work on walls into that i feel is quite the opposite is favored regimented what you're doing that you have a whole crew who worked for years and. sort of disciplined with
a view 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 you're offering these are these are viddy important reason and that is to exert a level of discipline and order in a society in they say on the street corner in the city that is quite dangerous that has a lot of risk in humans doing. a work on a warning janice book in a in a very complex neighborhood that he's suffering with high levels of drug abuse highly. of unemployment. and in that circumstance you need to create a kind of group. understanding and that is through through discipline and through responsibility i give every single individual in the sponsibility to paint read blue purple green and so forth and they they toss to manage that callow will all
that drool that pencil and the results of wonderful wonderful that you paint. of the many years of exercise and practice and have of an amazing. 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 that was extraordinary well you know i think to a point in south africa we speak to christine janice but when i felt. the conditions they were becoming extremely complicated with criminality and so forth it became a quite a dangerous situation for myself and i thought why not just need this danger and go
to pakistan you know so that's ok. but but but more was thinking of trying to find a jew graphical paddle a political battle and i've been traveling into the west bank for the last 4 years and i was deeply moved by situation. especially the city of judy ko. by this or this particular place one of the oldest if not the oldest inhabited city in the world the 2000 years and i felt that this was an interesting space for me to bring my contemporary practice and not. that with the ancient wolf. there are some extraordinary results of that and. we've we've just about done we should just mention you're in both spoke at the coons museum to favorite big exhibition that also if people are interested of kosher on instagram show that. way you
getting more and more phone humans thanks very much for big because we want another will be robin wrote. time now for $100.00 german must reads german literature of it's published in english and if you'd like to know more about the 20th century european history specifically in austria the vienna melody by and slow to view 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 i'm sure it was sound like fun. things. 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
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so disappeared. the british photographer. has a predilection for the siebel specifically the waves now on the southeast coast of england with all the interest in recent times of how climate change is affecting us is a straight only too well for russia's 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 art springs into action. i'm just going to wash the way stress to make sure. on the beaches of england 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 a constantly changing subject. that if you could say that if you get one really be quite the next to immediately after it at this speech and at many beaches will also be big. so you get people who see the 1st before i take a picture and then they're looking at the camera there's 2 more cabbage. 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 tragedy 60 which are storm images and i spent the day here exactly where we are now and it was 6 hours of utterly exhausting that's
a pretty and photographers. she gave every wave she photographed for the series a name taken from mythology medusa limitless poseidon making the giant waves seem like raging gaunts or demons. if you freeze the sea at a really fast shutter 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 own ways love to seize mysterious and an earthly qualities but she also senses that now if poses an entirely new kind of menace i spent a lifetime looking out to say i'm not this coast and i'm not a scientist but it fails to me that the incidence of a severe still on 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 tranquil at any time it's time for rachel tom the part to head home again. like i suppose she's not interested in a calm state mole stories about some culture from around the world on our website at g.w. dot com slash culture so for now about. to
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