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    • Tomas Tranströmer

      The Music Says Freedom Exists

      We visited the Nobel Prize laureate Tomas Tranströmer in Stockholm a few weeks before he passed away, in March 2015. This video with Tranströmer playing the piano to an earlier reading of his poem 'Allegro', became his last public appearance.

    • Tara Donovan

      Sculpting Everyday Materials

      Everyday materials like drinking straws, tooth pics and needle pins are elements used by American artist Tara Donovan, when she creates her amazing sculptural works: "Inspiration is a joke, real artists sit down and work" Donovan says.

    • Yayoi Kusama

      Earth is a Polka Dot

      Interview with Japan’s legendary artist, who has been painting polka dots ever since she started as an artist. In this video she talks about one of her works, a light installation depicting her cosmic vision.

    • Günther Uecker

      Poetry Made with a Hammer

      “We need images to cross the boundary of the unutterable.” The moving story of Günther Uecker – a legendary German artist, who expresses his artistic belief by means of a hammer and nails, thus reflecting his dark experiences from World War II.

    • Günther Uecker

      Advice to the Young

      German artist Günther Uecker (b. 1930) – one of the most prominent members of the ZERO Group – here stresses the importance of not adhering to the conventions of society, but to follow one’s own voice: “Don’t rush to the guillotine, assert yourself first.”

    • Dan Graham

      Advice to the Young

      “Don’t make art as a career,” says award-winning American artist Dan Graham. “Because that means you’re just doing the same boring things that you reacted against in the beginning.”

    • Orhan Pamuk

      Do Not Hope for Continuity

      “I ran away, but I returned, and I will continue to tell its story. It’s natural that I write about it because this is the best place I know.” Watch Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk in this interview about his relationship with Istanbul – now and then.

    • Karl Ove Knausgård

      On 'Madame Bovary'

      “This controlled perfection, that I usually don’t like, elevates it.” Karl Ove Knausgård – author of ‘My Struggle’ – here shares his love of the classic novel ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustave Flaubert, which he has read three times at different stages of his life.

    • Karl Ove Knausgård

      Literature Should be Ruthless

      Karl Ove Knausgård has enchanted the literary world with ‘My Struggle’, a novel of more than 3000 pages about his own life. Watch the star author discuss literature, writing and how his autobiographical style is closely connected to fiction.

    • Patti Smith

      Banga - Acoustic Version

      The title song from Patti Smith’s album 'Banga' performed live by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at the Louisiana Literature festival in August 2012. Banga is named after a dog in Bulgakov’s novel ’The Master and Margarita’.

    • Tomomi Adachi

      Performing Infrared Sensor Shirt

      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.

    • Yoko Ono

      Celebrating Her 80th Birthday

      We are proud to present the world premiere of Yoko Ono’s birthday concert at Volksbühne in Berlin, when the living legend turned 80 and performed at her cool birthday bash.

    • Sambuichi

      Sun, Water and Air

      Travel through an enchanting sea of light and darkness orchestrated by the praised Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi. He here shares his thoughts behind the wondrous water and light installation set in an old underground water reservoir.

    • Daniel Libeskind

      Tribute to New York

      “If you took the whole world and collapsed it into one little ball, you’d find it here, in this city.” Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect behind the new World Trade Center site, gives tribute to his city in this short and colourful video.

    • Adam Caruso

      Novelty is nonsense

      "The European city is one of the great human inventions!” Adam Caruso advocates building with a deep sense of history and tradition. Meet the architect behind the award-winning Tate Britain conversion and numerous Gagosian galleries.

    • Margrethe Odgaard

      Colour Diary of New York

      Becoming more aware of your surroundings can “open a new dimension inside as well as outside yourself.” Meet award-winning Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard who has trained herself to register the world through colours.

    • Nick Cave

      The World is my Skin

      Have you ever wished that you could put on a suit which would open up the imagination and take you to the world of your dreams? In this video artist Nick Cave presents his wearable sculptures, the 'Soundsuits', made from discarded everyday materials.

    • Anders Ruhwald

      The Anatomy of a Home

      How does a young designer interact with a masterpiece of a building? Danish artist Anders Ruhwald takes us on a tour of his comic twisted ceramic installations in the Art Deco masterpiece 'Saarinen House' in Cranbrook, USA.