The evening of september the 30th is dedicated to the vaste artistic spectrum of the lusatian artist Maja Nagel. Particular attention is reserved for her film work.
A theme that appears repeatedly in her work are drawn metamorphoses of structures and patterns that keep changing their form. Another issue that she reflects in her artwork are the disappearing villages und the heath-landscape in northern Lusatia.
Added altogether the 7 different films last about one hour.
The introduction to the film-work of Maja Nagel, will be held by Dr. Grit Lemke from Berlin. Mrs. Lemke works as a specialized journalist and directs the film-programme of the Dok Leipzig ( an international festival for documentary and animated films.)
7:00 pm – Audience hall
CV Dr. Grit Lemke:
Head of Film Programme DOK Leipzig, author/curator
Born 1965 in Spremberg/ GDR. After finishing a professional training in building craft she worked for cultural and theatre institutions. Studies of cultural sciences, ethnology and German literature in Leipzig, PhD in European Ethnology. Since 1991 working for DOK Leipzig, since 2014 as Head of Film Programme. 2001-2003 selection for the Sheffield Documentary Festival. Since 1998 in different positions at the Cottbus Festival of Eastern European Cinema, since 2014 in charge of the Sorbian-German Section “Heimat – Domownja”. Curated numerous film programmes, among others at DOK Leipzig, the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts), GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Cinema Wiesbaden and dot Goethe institutes. Had teaching assignments in Visual Anthropology and Documentary at several art schools and universities. Mentored in training initiatives, contributed as an author to documentaries, published on documentary and writes for newspapers and magazines.
(translated from from the original Version of Janina Krüger)
The new poster “Sorbian history in 160 pictures” will be publicly presented on september 23rd 2015 at 7.00 pm in the Serbski muzej.
It offers an overview about the facts of cultural history in Upper and Lower Lusatia wit the help of 160 pictures and some short texts to the reader. From the first written mentioning of the Sorbs in the chronicle of Fredegar about 630 p.C. up to the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Domowina in 2012 the poster illustrates important dates and milestones of sorbian history, referring to important historical documents as well as objects.
The authors Dr. Hans Mirtschin and Ralf Reimann, who edited the poster about the history of Bautzen before, introduced so unused, new “sources” apart of commonly known material. By doing so they allow the observer a new point of view to sorbian(wendish) history.
Even though the depiction of the sorbian history is layed out in a chronological way, the special design makes it possible to pay a parallel regard to some epochs. This effects get strenthened even more by a coloured time line that gives the link between the two lusatian histories and the german history in general.
The poster is available in the common poster-format 63 cm * 89,1cm and folded to handy A4 and both in german and in sorbian. It shall evoke interest in the history of the Sorbs and the bilingual Lusatian territory especially to young people.
Published by: Domowina – Zwjazk Łužiskich Serbow z.t., Rěcny centrum WITAJ, Serbski institut z.t., Serbski muzej Budyšin
Authors: Ralf Reimann and dr. Hans Mirtschin
Along the next six weeks Miss Daniela Schenk will reinforce our team.
We are glad to welcome her in the museum. The subjects of the 23 year old are: catholic theology, history of art as well as history, which seems to be quite a matching combination, to work in a cultural organization as a museum.
During her internship Miss Schenk assists our museologist Mrs. Bierling at the digital recording of posters.