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Things fall apart, but they are also reassembled and given new life, in an enlightened form. Meet the New York based artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison in this interview about his haunting experimental collage films 'Decasia' and 'Light is Calling'.
When security is put before liberty, basic democratic rights decay. It is the duty of artists to defend our hard won democratic rights. A word of warning from Günter Grass, one of Germany's most important intellectuals.
"With this film I messed with other peoples lives, mine included" says Romanian artist Mircea Nicolae, in this interview about his work combining the history of Romania with his personal life story, mixing fact and fiction in order to "show how you feel when you live there for a while."
How can you find meaning in sound? Meet Japanese sound poet Tomomi Adachi who combines his voice with his own wondrous musical inventions to create sound works between poetry and music.
”I take the term 'contemporary art' literally. Art should always deal with the present” says Danish artist John Kørner about his new luminous paintings, showing us as "one big family, regardless of race and age.”
"Computers and technology push us in certain directions creatively and we have to know when to resist that". Legendary musician David Byrne known from the band Talking Heads talks about working as an artist in the field of new technology.
Have you ever stood by a river and stared into the black water? In this video acclaimed artist Roni Horn takes us down by the riverside, performing a powerful 40 minute monologue based on her associations with water, including tales of sex and murder.
"I realized it was through language, that I could define myself as a German." Meet Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass in this interview where he reflects on his life, literary work and political engagement.
Get ready for a unique, extraordinary experience, as Japanese composer and sound-poet Tomomi Adachi's performs with his special invention - an infrared sensor shirt, which creates sounds according to what Adachi says and how he moves.
Was Bill Gates too shy to call Windows Gates? Something about language makes Swedish performance artist Olof Olsson uncomfortable. Find out why in this video about language, humor, small pigs and big discoveries.
”We have the freedom, so we are also obliged to defend certain rights.” An interview with the award winning writer Sofi Oksanen on her latest novel ’When the Doves Disappeared’, a story of occupation, resistance and collaboration in Estonia during and after World War II.
"Let’s meet on the red square.” The artists behind Superkilen explain how this colorful wedge shaped public park in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a collaboration based on extreme civic participation.
Swirling winds of diamond dust, rainbow refractions everywhere, deep sounds emanating from under the ice. Artists Darren Almond and Jacob Kirkegaard share their extraordinary experiences of the Arctic.
Meet the acclaimed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado in this interview about his latest project ‘Genesis’ - a photographic homage to our planet in its natural state, dedicated to capturing the beauty of our planet and preserving it for the future.
"I don't want to get over you." Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson got the American indie rock band The National to perform their song 'Sorrow' repeatedly in a six hour live loop at MoMA PS1, New York. Louisiana Channel was there to document the performance.
With her debut ’Ghana Must Go’ (2013) Taiye Selasi was singled out as the new star of English literature, backed up by Salman Rushdie and Toni Morrison. ’Ghana Must Go’ is a profound, emotional story of family betrayal, transformation and love.
Meet the distinguished writers Taiye Selasi and Colum McCann in this inspiring talk about finding a way to be yourself, a "citizen of elsewhere", with more than one home and an international identity based on many local experiences.
Follow your intuition. Have courage. Do what you imagine. And always be completely present in the moment. Marina Abramović on what it really means to be an artist: "A great artist has to be ready to fail."