- ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY – 70 YEARS AFTER HIS DISAPPEARANCE – ARTE JOURNAL 31.07.2014
The Little Prince – the work of the French author travelled throughout the world and is translated in more than 260 languages. But Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has not only reached this amount of glory because of this book. He had a special personality who celebrated success also in live-time as inventor and author. And he had the talent to describe the essential. It is 70 years ago he started from Corsica on 31 july 1944 to a flight of reconnaissance and never came back.
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Mario Rodwald at the Kitesurf-Worldcup in St. Peter Ording
The world-elite of the kitesurfsport is fighting in St. Peter Ording for points and trophy money on world ranking level. After competitions in slalom the wind finally refreshes for the weekend so the freestyler can start in the royal discipline. Mario Rodwald ist starting as Germanys best freestyler and will climb from position 10 to 5. Actually its a home game for him as he has run his first international contest at the age of 15 in St. Peter Ording. But it won’t be easy: the competition in the high segment is hart and the international judges observe very precisely the fast aerialistic.
NDR-TV, Schleswig-Holstein-Magazine 10.08.2014
HAMBURG PORT SINFONY IN MARSEILLE – ARTE JOURNAL 18.03.2013
Five years before Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle signed the Elysee-Contract the mayor of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Max Brauer, and his collegue from Marseille, Gaston Deferre, were sitting 1958 in the town-hall of Marseille as to the initiative of Mister Deferre and decided to develop within a partnership between the two cities to strengthen the ties and their friendship, especially regarding their interest in their ports. 55 years later Marseille represents its port project
“Euromediterranée” and Hamburg presents with an exhibition to this anniversary how the “Port-City” of Hamburg has been developed. Highlight of these celebrations is a special film about the port of Hamburg, the “Port-Symphony”, presented by the German TV-author Theo Janßen who created in cooperation with the English composer Colin Towns a powerful evening-filling program in the SILO – an industrial monument right in the middle of the port of Marseille. But aside the cultural event the relations of the partnership between Hamburg and Marseille are reduced to the engagement of some active businessmen and artists. Most of the people living in both cities know hardly anything about each other.
ARTE JOURNAL CULTURE 18.03.2013
House at the bridge: GDR-History meets whitefish and zander
In the former borderline of the inner German state border at the Schaalsee in Mecklenburg-Pomerania – many destinies have been sealed or have been taken an extraordinary way. But there have also been places which gave hope right in the middle of the restricted area. On the island Stintenburg and the manor of the family of from Bernstorff the member of resistance Albrecht von Bernstorff gave shelter to people who thought not compliantly to the Hitler-Regime. His house was a meeting point for diplomats, politicians and artists. After the wall broke down, Johann Hartwig von Bernstorff and his brother rebuilt the dispossessed manor and reactivated the former spirit of this building located directly at the bridge to the island. They opened a listed restaurant specialized for fish in the biosphere reserve and preserved the histories which took part in that area during the cold war. It is not only for “trace-searchers” of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) a place to meet history – next to white fish and zander.
NDR-TV, Northern Tour 21.04.2012 Brückenhaus am Schaalsee
TIME TRAVEL: Campaign “Vermin” (1961)
The 3rd october – is the day of National Unitiy of Germany. Actually a reason to celebrate. But for thousands of people this day is also a day of abasement, deep violation and trauma. On the 3rd of october 1961 so called “politically unreliable elements” were displaced from their homelands along the west inner German border. Without any justification they were deracinated and they had to orientate themselves at new assigned places. Asides some coins reparation they did not receive any kind of support for the accomplishment of their fortune. Many are until now traumatized, do not want to know about and do not want to talk about that what had happened because they kept too long silent. There have been no explanations. Franz-Erhard and Doris-Margitta Meisel have been amongst the victims as children and try still to understand.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine, Time Travel 02.10.2011
Mecklenburg-Pomerania is regarding to music normally focused on classic. Next to this established talent blacksmith there are also growing tender musician-plants who experiment successfully with Techno, Pop and Folk. But by the time they are looked at unbelievingly there are dealt as newcomer internationally. Touchy Mob is one of those. A young Mecklenburger – newfound by Americans and British – on his way to a worldwide career.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 20.09.2011
On the Peene – floating à la Robinson
Eylem Kampf is originally owner of an agency in Berlin but she fell in love with a man living in the deep nature of Mecklenburg-Pomerania – at the Rankwitz Peene River. Eight years ago there was nothing but a barrack where some people sold fishburgers. Now she has opened with her husband a summer-café and built a float. Very professional: not just a wild mix of boards, but a high-quality, well measured swimming lounge with upholstered seats. There the two serve top-class 4-course-menus while floating an 3-4 hours tour on the Peene towards the sundown. What do you want more?
NDR-Fernsehen, Northern Tour 23.07.2011 Float Rankwitz
Sleeping in trees
Who wants to breath fresh mountain air usually takes a trip to the mountains. But in the north people in Mecklenburg-Pomerania invented the opportunity to experiment also higher-realms in the flat area.
The wood-rope-parc of Ruegen offers all adventurers from july to september to sleep up in trees. 6 meters of hight and free floating in the air. There- the way out to the toilet in this situation become a real excursion. All for 190,-Euros, breakfast included, delivered by the tree-manager personally up in the tree. Katrin Thoms and her friend Rüdiger wanted to try it out, also because Rüdiger has acrophobia wanted to therapy this problem and find out how it feels.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 30.07.2011
TIME TRAVEL: To act as informer in the name of God
When Detlef Borchardt came 1980 to Neubrandenburg to take over the new post of the social deacon the security system of the state of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) has already collected a lot of information about the former 28-year old man. The system mechanic was in the eyes of the system “politically hard to be classified”. As “social deacon” he was noted generally as “negative hostile person” and finally he was observed in an “operative process”. Over 15 unofficial collaborators of the secret police “Stasi” launched actions to proof that Borchard tries to “organize a constitutional hostile union to prosecute illegal aims”. According to the law of the GDR-System this was criminal. But the intention was not to arrest Borchardt but to “clear up, to treat and to decay” his person. Borchardt should be descredited in the churchy area and brought in conflict with the church management which at least was successful but without any reason. Detlef Borchardt could not find an answer for 30 years why his friends and collegues cheated on him like that. After a long research they were found and it is amazing how the old cadres of the party are active and hiding not only in the allotment gardens of Mecklenburg-Pomerania around the Müritz until now. Katrin Benner and Detlef Borchardt have confronted them with camera and questions.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine, Time travel 22.05.2011
Northern Germany alhorn patent
Forms of communications exist pleanty. In Suisse the alphorn sounds from the peaks of the mountains. In Austria they yodel. In Germany they count mainly on the capacities of portable phones. Around Witzin, a small village in Mecklenburg-Pomerania, your hear from a new trend. A smart tinkerer worked for years to develop an instrument which now becomes more and more supporters.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 02.03.2011
Old on new – The museum of Schwerin to redecorate
Since the opening of the museum 1882 the interieur has been overcoated throughout the last 100 years over and over again and decorated with layers of wallpaper. The walls peppered with dents and air balls did not cover lately the fire protection obligations. Therefore the museum extended its pause of exhibitions for getting the house a complete restoration. Paintings of the 17th century have been outsourced from stock. A specialized company restrings 5 halls new with fireresisting material. Company technician Günther Pries is coordinating the works while telling anecdotes of the museums daily life in between wallpaper pieces and looks after the upscale dutsch paintings in their exile.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 24.02.2011
Jean-Baptiste Oudry, the court painter of the royal court in Versailles, was painting in the middle of the 18th century exotic animals, who where held by Ludwig XV. in his garden. Amongst them also a rhinoceros, for the first time in living size. The remittance work of the so called “Menagerie” was not quite fitting the taste of the king, therefore it was possible for Christian Ludwig duke of Mecklenburg Schwerin to obtain them. 13 paintings and drawings came to Schwerin and were deposited over 250 years. Influenced by the second world war the wild pig was affected the most by the outsourcing. After nine years of restorating the highly destroyed big-sized paintings in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, now the restorer of Schwerin, Katrin Lau, has completed her work on the last painting of the zoo. Cracks have been agglutinated, the canvas doubled, the painting grounded, the varnish removed with resolvent and finally defects retouched and with new varnish refined.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 28.01.2011
Revival of Culture in Mestlin
Corresponding to an enactment of 1952 of the Socialist Party of the GDR Mestlin should have been an archetype of how quality of city life should be transferred to the country. Every year thousands of German marks were flowing to optimize the agriculture and to fulfil the socialistic ideal with a big house for culture, a school, a kindergarden, a clinic and many more. No other village was as priviledged as Mestlin regarding the realisation of the socialist ideal. Therefore it is unique in its history and held to be as showcase for a “socialist prototyp-village”. Especially the House of culture with a library, cinema, stage for theatre, dance and rooms for concerts advanced to a pilgrim site. After the German wall broke down managers were using it as disco, they ruined the inner decoration, took all technical equipment and left for the community two million euro debt. Recently an initiative of locals, artists and preservationists take care of the house of culture. They want to remake and rehabilitate the historic heritage and sustain the area monument. They try to sanify the buildings and breath with exhibitions and theatre productions new life into an historic area. Culturally there is something moving. But not all locals are amazed about such an engagement.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 15.1.2011
Lisiewskys “Expensive heads” rewrite art history
It happens very rarely that in the history of art you’ll find something new which needs to be re- discovered. Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewsky – a name which needs to be noticed from now on because of him the history books have to be rewritten. About 200 years ago Lisiewsky was court painter in Ludwigslust (MV) but he was not famous. Now he himself is hanging on the wall because his work is after his death honored ground-breaking for the development of the realism in the 18th century. After an exhibition in Dessau the Museum Schwerin is showing Lisiewsky with all his works: mostly “Expensive heads”.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 08.12.2010
What comes to your mind when you think of chamber music? A classic concert in the backroom with elderly people in very seriousness? It could be like that. But what the quartet “Salut Salon” is offering abandons all imagination about chamber concerts. The four young musicians from Hamburg reinterpret classic creations and combine them with a special form of acrobatic so that they play on their tour only in fully sold out concert halls – as well as in the theatre of Schwerin. Cheeky and recourceful they do not even hesitate to interpret the famous “Tatort”-Music.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 07.12.2010
Peter Ensikat – Behind the scenery
Peter Ensikat was the most demanded cabaret artist in the former GDR. Especially on stage of the “Herkules-Stage” in Leipzig and in the “Distel (Thistle)” in Berlin he was responsible for some highlights. He wrote many books for children and on how to remember the GDR and published now his biography: “All my half-thruths”. A personal view on priviledged times in the GDR-System from somebody who saw himself after all as someone who did not quite belong to it.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 10.11.2010
Safari-panes: Van-meeting at the Storchenhof
What the bug was for the little man, that was the T1 for craft and trade. No other car has affected so much like the economic miracle like the VW-Bus. The big brother of the Beetle became home of the flower childs in the 60th and is until now a generation overcoming cultic-mobile. But the real treasures getting rare, the circle of the specialists become smaller. The enthusiast Monika Kröbler-Reh likes scewing herself. She is presenting at her Bulli-meetings her creations on a model from 1963 and is taking care with her invitations to her farm in the small village Dorf-Nesow near Rhena that neither the vehicles nor the cultic network will die off.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 12.10.2010
Sailors hope: new patent against rust and stock
In Mecklenburg-Pomerania you can find the first flatboard-cleaning and finishing facility for canvas and tarpaulins in Germany. Klaus Schuback director of Novosail has set the 9 x 10 meter facility in Schönberg near the coast to reach many sailors from Schleswig-Holstein and next to the highway to Berlin. There is nothing compared to this regarding its size worldwide. The sailor Hubert Hausold from the yachtclub Wismar is sailing since 53 years and since then did not find a means against rust and stock in the canvas. In all these years he has only “rinsed”. Now the patent will be tested.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 08.10.2010
Ton Mattons vision: Wismar in the wood
The dutchman Ton Matton is artist, inventor and designer. Since 2002 he lives in a village near Schwerin and works as professor of design at the University for Design and Architecture in Wismar. With his works he intends to find humorous solutions for present problems: so as the climate change. Lately he participated at the Biennal of Venice 2009 with his project “Technical paradise”. With his action “Electricity down” in Wismar he picks up the issue where and how we can abstain from electricity. In his temporary project he reflects on the links between presentation, town planning and ecology. Ton Matton will transform Wismar into a forest. Together with his students he donates thousands of small trees to the population to plant them. No easy undertaking – as Germanys controll installation of city planning has no place for this idea out of band.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 06.07.2010
Berta Klingberg forever!
Bertha Klingberg is not only famous because of her work as flower saleslady. She has engaged herself enormously for the city Schwerin and was honored with the golden ring and the honorary citizenship. That no-one will ever forget the flower-woman they donated her a monument at the 850th birthday of the regional capital. Financed was it not by the city. Many donates of the citizens made it possible that the sculptor Bernd Streiter could realize the order and refine Bertha in bronze. To finish this sculpture some models have been drafted, traditional borders applied and several gramms of bronze have been liquefied.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 25.05.2010
Brecht at the pulse of time – The wholy Johanna
Economic crisis 1929/30. Place of action are the slaughterhouses butcheries in Chicago. The laws of capitalism rule the market and define the fate of capitalists, workers and salvation army. The capital causes the crisis and gets consolidated. The workers have nothing to set against because they do not solidarize and the religion does not offer a solution on earth. At the end Johanna realizes between capitalists and the pain of the workers the fine man Mauler: “It helps only force where force already rules and there help only humans where humans are.” But she looses the faith in religion because the workers are put off to a fair world only after death. With blank verse, pathetic rhetoric and prose Claudia Bauer takes over the linguistic diversity of Brecht and therewith cuts the artificial and the truth in true language. She enactes with dynamic and powerful images, sends appeals and speeches directly to the audience. Capitalism is in the performance of Brecht the source of misery and suppression. He sympathizes with socialism. But socialism also dies at last.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 20.05.2010
TIMETRAVEL: Changed home – The Barber-Lyaschenko-Convention
The end of the Second World War meant for many people relief and a new perspective. The residents at the border of Lauenburg and Mecklenburg had to cope with a pathbreaking decision: Within 24 hours they had to decide to leave their homeland and to move into the west or to stay in the zone of socialism. The English mayor general Colin M. Barber and the Soviet Representative of the Supreme Commander of the Red Forces Nikolaij Gregorjewitsch Lyaschenko ascertained at a site inspection that the border line which had been drawn on the paper was not very useful for their needs in reality. So the fortune of hundreds of people was re-decided: A sister-couple of the island Stintenburg, a fishermen and Elisabeth Buth now a lady of 90 years of age from Lassahn report from the tragic hours of decision taking in november 1945 and how a small correction on the map redefined and changed their lives completely.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 04.05.2010
History freed from dust
Thousands of files, certificates, documents of the 12th century, the cavlier seal of Henry the Lion, numerous pictures and stamps are laying in the state capital archiv of Schwerin and document over eight centuries governmental and cultural history of the country. Lately the country invested over 3,5 million euros to reconstruct the building. During these works appeared next to uniques of the GDR-furnitures, a mural painting of the 17th century.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 05.03.2010
Clockwork Orange in Icelandic
What was first? Society or violence? 40 years ago Stanley Kubrick has transformed Anthony Burgess “A Clockwork Orange” into a film and caused a scandal with it. A Scene-Fiction Version about violence and a critic on the manipulation of the state. Today some things out of the film seem not to be fiction but reality. The Icelandic regisseur Thor Anarsson has created a stage version out of book and film. As a horror show put into scene he demands how much violence is produced by society itself. What was first? Society or violence?
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 12.02.1010
In Hamburg exist many events for literally interested people: the Nordic Literature Days, the Harbour-Front-Festival or the Vattenfall-Reading-Days. What now has been initiated does not exist anywhere else: HAM.LIT is a festival which presents in one night only young writers out of the German-speaking area on three stages. Some on their ways to success already receiving awards and with their first books on the market. Others not yet discovered. The essential: They are good.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 05.02.2010
5-Sterne Luxus-Hotel in ehemaligem Schloss und DDR-Kinderheim
Udo Chistée kennt sich aus im Hotelgeschäft. Seit über 30 Jahren arbeitet er als routinierter Geschäftsführer und ist Inhaber hochpreisiger Hotelketten.
Nach einem Besuch 2004 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern entdeckt er zufällig das heruntergekommene Schloss Wendorf und ist begeistert. Sein Traum: Das ehemalige Ritterdomizil wird ein Hotel der Extraklasse mitten in der Mecklenburger Natur. So investiert er 7,5 Millionen Euro in die Restaurierung des Schlosses und verwandelt die ehemalige Ritterburg des Grafen-Geschlechts von Graf-Schack und das zu DDR-Zeiten als Kinderheim genutzte Schloss in ein Nobelhotel. Auf drei Etagen sind zehn hochwertige Suiten entstanden mit Salon, Bar und Wandtapeten aus handgewebter Seide. Dazu erwartet jeden Gast eine wohl temperierte Flasche Champagner. Das Bad-Dekor hat vergoldete Armaturen und in Bibliothek oder Raucher-Lounge stehen großzügige Ledersessel auf fein dekorierten Teppichen. Der Hausherr ist nicht nur Financier des Luxusambientes. Er hat bei der vierjährigen Renovierung selbst mit gestaltet und für sich und seine Frau gleich einen eigenen Wohnbereich eingerichtet. Zur Eröffnung lädt der Reiter seine Freunde zur Jagd. Ein prädestiniertes Revier, denn Udo Chistée hat zusätzlich noch einen Dressur- und Springplatz eingerichtet und gute Kontakte zu internationalen Spitzenreitern. Im weitläufigen Schlosspark baut er derzeit eine 30×70 Meter große Reitsportarena mit Reithalle, um ab 2010 auch für Pferdefreunde die erste Adresse in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern zu sein. Dazu bietet er seinen Gästen ein Gourmetrestaurant mit sechs Köchen, ein Verwöhnprogramm für Hunde, Extra-Betreuung für Kinder, ein Limousinenshuttle zum Bahnhof, Fremdenführungen mit Dolmetscher, Kutschfahrten, Kräuterwanderungen, Museums- und Schlösser-Touren im Umland sowie Golftraining. Und, wenn Udo Chistée nicht gerade reitet, nimmt er seine wohlhabenden Gäste gerne mit auf den zehn Minuten entfernten 27-Loch-Golfplatz in Vorbeck.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 30.09.2009
Rebecca Hoppé: A photopgrapher traces her great-grandfather
He took pictures of Queen Mary, Ezra Pound and Albert Einstein. He made portraits of Mussolini and Marlene Dietrich, Käthe Kollwitz and contributed significant with his work at the beginning of the 20th century that photography has been established as independent art. Many years the pictures of the famous photographer Emil Otto Hoppé (1878-1972) were resting in archives. The 100th anniversary of the “Russian Ballet” draws again attention to its work. Hoppé, son of a banker, moved around 1900 to London. In the hat-studio of his wife he took pictures of the visitors. Later there have been sent artists and prominent people in his laboratory to be photographed. Hoppé was cult. Nobody of the prominence left London without beeing photographed by him. But what made him so famous? At a time where photography has been established as an own form of art Hoppé was not only interested in a copy but more in the person behind. His way of making portraits should show the person with his/her own caracter, with his/her typical expression – which he managed very well. Hoppé did also take pictures in the 20th of the “Russian Ballet” exclusively and is honored with an exhibition. And to that – there exists a relative who continues his work as a photographer without knowing about his history.
NDR-TV, Hamburg Journal, 16.09.2009
Patricia Kaas targets a new course
At the age of eight years she sings her first song contest. With thirteen the blond Frenchwomen is on stage regularly. After Gerard Depardieu financed her first single she manages her breakthrough with 21 and captures with “Mademoiselle chante le Blues” the charts. Patricia Kaas has made a Cinderella-like career. She has not only sold 20 million sound carrier. On her present tour the born Lorrainer is showing a development from ballades to more sounds of rock. For the vaudeville show she learned how to dance and transfers her smoky voice into the 30th. She reminds of Kurt Weill, the Garbo and Gabrielle Chanel – with Argentinean flair, assecories of Gotan Project, Electro and Gipsy jazz.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 15.08.2009
Oldest allotment lady in Mecklenburg-Pomerania
“Have a song on your lips, do never lose bravery, have sun in your heart and everything goes well”. With this motto Helene Pohl went through a good life. Now she counts 106 springs and this is grace to her fun-loving nature and her passion for the green. Since 1945 the born Magdeburger in the districtLudwigslust. After the Second World War she grounded with a trek of refugees in Hagenow and stayed. Together with her son Willi she is taking care of her garden since 20 years and she is active member of the allotment association “New home Hagenow”.
“Without tomatoes and flowers I have never lived such a long life.” (Helene Pohl)
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 06.08.2009
Flowers are usually something nice. They give happiness and are donated to different occasions. Everybody has his favorites. One likes roses or tulips, the other cloves but there exist also curious examples. But theses are not everywhere to find. In Schwerin grows right now a very special solanaceous herb which you should see in any case.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 01.05.2009
Werner Schinko is 80 years old
Werner Schinko cannot stop. Even at the age of 80 he continues to draw, paint and tells stories in pictures. Along his life he produced thousands of sketch, charts and illustrations for books and has contributed with this work a lot to the artist work of Mecklenburg-Pomerania. Whereas he in educational books put into mostly educational correct pictures – getting older he is attracted more to lines of bodies and nudes. Everything he wasn’t allowed to – working assigned to “the System” of the GDR.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 26.02.2009
100 years tramway of Schwerin
Some collect stamps, others are inspired by their to allotment. Again others collect everything connected to tramways. To the kick-off of the 100. anniversary of the electronic tramway of Schwerin over onehundred model makers of trams from all over Germany are representing what they have been tinkered with endurance and passion. Amongst them – main organizer – Henry Meyer. For him the exhibition is not only a hobby. He is working at local traffic Schwerin and is married to a tram driver. More is not possible.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 25.05.2008
25 years Klaus Bieligk
The years passed by when actors had engagements for years or even long-term contracts. Today it is important to be present internationally. Klaus Bieligk is one of the rare examples who stayed over years at one theatre. In Schwerin the born in Leipzig has found his home and developed with his humor to a real brand. This season the celebrates his 25-year-anniversary at the Mecklenburg State Theatre in the misanthrope of Molière.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine
Der Schaalsee in den Schlagzeilen: Die Fischer klagen über magere Fänge, die Wissenschaftler bemängeln, die Wasserqualität sei schlechter geworden. Die wahren Ursachen zu finden und zu beheben ist nicht ganz einfach, denn es spielen viele Faktoren eine Rolle. Die intensiv betriebene Landwirtschaft der DDR steht in der Kritik. Durch intensive Fischzucht und Großwäscherei seien damals zahlreiche Tonnen Phosphor und Stickstoff in den Schaalsee gepumpt worden. Laut Biospährenreservat beeinträchtige auch die Klimaerwärmung die natürliche Regeneration des Sees. Die Oberste Wasseraufsichtsbehörde will jetzt den Ursachen auf den Grund gehen. Im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes – mit Boot und Laborgerät.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 29.04.2008
Peter Freudenthaler und Volker Hinkel gründeten 1991 die Band Foolsgarden. Ein paar Jahre später hörte ein Radioredakteur ihren Song „Lemon Tree“ und schickte die Schallwellen begeistert über den Sender. Seitdem wurde der Titel in 40 Sprachen übersetzt und über 6 Millionen Mal verkauft. Nach zahlreichen Tourneen rund um die Welt machten sie Station im Speicher in Schwerin mit ihren „Best of unplugged“.
Die Fans lagen am Boden.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 28.04.2008
“Wer der Natur befehlen will, muss ihr gehorchen”, so Shakespeares Zeitgenosse , der Philosoph Francis Bacon. Die Chaostheorie besagt, dass der Flügelschlag eines Schmetterlings auf der anderen Seite der Welt einen Sturm auslösen kann. Das Drama – DER STURM – von Shakespeare, indem die Macht des Menschen und die Launen der Natur thematisiert werden, ist vor dem Hintergrund von Klimawandel und Globalisierung besonders aktuell. Der englische Regisseur Marc von Henning greift dies auf und bringt den Zauber von Shakespeare in den Norden.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 28.02.2008
Vom Kunstplakat zum Taschenunikat
Kunst wird vielfach als Produkt ohne jeglichen Nutzen gesehen. So zumindest die französischen Kunsttheoretiker des 19. Jahrhunderts Flaubert und Beaudelaire entsprechend der „L’art pour l’art. Das, was in Folge von Kunstproduktionen auf dem Kunstmarkt entsteht, kann jedoch durchaus für den ein oder anderen verwertbar sein. Das Staatliche Museum zu Schwerin hat eine neue Form entdeckt, Randprodukte von Ausstellungen zu recyclen. Davon profitieren Besucher, wie Aussteller.
Die kreative Täschnerin Kerstin Fischer verwandelt Kunstplakate in Taschenunikate.
Die Test-Kollektion ist bereits ausverkauft.
NDR-TV, Schleswig-Holstein Magazin 15.03.2008
200 Jahre Hofgärtner Theodor Klett
Der Hofgärtner Theodor Klett hat Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts zahlreiche Gartenanlagen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gestaltet, darunter Parks in Waren und Ludwigslust sowie in Schwerin den Burg- und Schlossgarten. Dennoch ist er neben den großen Landschaftsarchitekten, wie Peter Joseph Lenné, etwas in Vergessenheit geraten. Zu Unrecht sagen Landschaftsgärtner, -architekten und -denkmalpfleger, die auch im Rahmen der BUGA damit beschäftigt sind, das gärtnerische Erbe wieder aufzupolieren. Heute wäre Theodor Klett 200 Jahre alt geworden.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 25.02.2008
Alexander Osang: Lennon ist tot
Alexander Osang, aufgewachsen in der DDR, widmet sich nach einer Ausbildung zum Instandhaltungsmechaniker und einem Studium der Umwelttechnik dem Journalismus. Zunächst als Sportreporter beim DFF wird er zum populärsten Berichterstatter über die „ostdeutschen Befindlichkeiten“ nach dem Mauerfall. Er schreibt für die Berliner Zeitung, für den Spiegel und veröffentlichte 2000 seinen ersten Roman: „Die Nachrichten“, der später auch verfilmt wird. Sein aktuelles Werk, die Initiations-Story eines deutschen Abiturienten in New York, ist ein bisschen auch seine Geschichte: „Lennon ist tot.“
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 19.10.2007
Fisch des Jahres 2007: Schleie
Die Schleie wurde vom Verband deutscher Sportfischer zum Fisch des Jahres 2007 gewählt. Unter anderem, weil ihr Lebensraum vielerorts bedroht ist. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ist der Fisch noch recht häufig anzutreffen. Er ist allerdings sehr scheu und schwer zu angeln. Außerdem ist er als Speisefisch eher unbekannt. Ein Liebhaber ist extra an die Müritz gezogen, wo der schüchterne, grüne Fisch mit den roten Augen noch besonders häufig vorkommt.
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 01.10.2007
100 Jahre Kleingärten Schwerin
Der Kreisverband der Gartenfreunde Schwerin e.V. ahnte nicht, dass er schon 100 Jahre Jubiläum feiert, wäre da nicht eine ambitionierte Ein-Euro-Jobberin gewesen, die nachrecherchierte. Petra Eckert fand heraus, dass der Verband nicht 80 Jahre existiert, sondern älter ist und auch noch ein paar amüsante Anekdoten zu verbuchen hat. Dabei sollte sie bloß ein wenig aushelfen im Kleingartenverband. Das passiert, wenn ausgebildete Archivare aus Altersgründen in ihrem Beruf keine adäquaten Posten mehr finden, in fremden Bereichen Unterschlupf suchen und dort unterschätzt und wenig wertgeschätzt werden. Letztendlich konnte sie, weil sie ihren Beruf liebt, auch auf fachfremden Terrain maßgeblich dazu beitragen, die Bilanz der Vereinigung gewinnbringend zu dokumentieren. Bekommen hat sie dafür einen Blumenstrauß. Sehr großzügig!
NDR-TV, Northern Magazine 14.04.2007