It is a silent protest against losing something in the mists of time. — Teodora Talhoș
the smell of the disinfectant replaces the smell of other people’s sweat — Anja Guid
Children, women, men: unknown strangers, familiar faces. — Yusi Liu
War takes its toll on our minds; the anxieties, traumas, fears, wonderings; the process of learning how to live in a world in crisis. — Ana G. Laguna Martino
She evokes extreme intimacy that doesn’t pry or fetishize, yet captures West in moments not necessarily always shared. — Sarah Crowe
This closer examination is what differentiates the physical experience from the virtual one; it is when I see the brushstrokes, the three dimensionality of the two-dimensional painting, that I realize it’s actually there, and furthermore, that it was actually painted by someone at a certain moment in history. Time folds. — Darya Aloufy
People will be settled next to each other, atop one another, in this miniature city of death. — Louise Vanhee
Sie ist abgewendet vom Betrachter, das Licht fällt auf den weiblichen Rücken, das weiße Kleid und den gelben Schal. Den Begleiter stellt die Malerin dadurch vielleicht nicht nur bildlich in den Schatten. — Kerstin Klimmer
Most of my own early childhood memories are based on photographs taken during that moment. What seems like a memory, is actually a documentation of something long forgotten. — Marit Holtrust
who were they? what were they talking about? about politics? about freud? about convincing thöny to do an analysis of his dreams? about swing sounds and whether it was appropriate to dance with fascists? — Alexandra Schmidt
das Brummen des Aufzugs, das Klacken der Tür und das etwas schwerfälligere Brummen, wenn sich der Aufzug mit zusätzlicher Last wieder nach oben schiebt. — Hannah Wellpott
Ob beim Tennisspiel – der Hund war der Schiedsrichter – oder beim Schispringen – der Hund sprang einfach mit, auf Schi, versteht sich – oder als Schneemann (in diesem Fall als, äh, Schneehund), immer war der Hund dabei. — Thomas Wieser
These sentences are some of the ‘pearls’ that emerged from the writing exercises undertaken by the students of ‘ Writing In, On and Through Art ’, led by Louisa Elderton and Klaus Speidel . If you would like to read the full texts, you can download the PDF here.
18 August 2020
by Writing in on and through art
After a sound introduction into writing about art, the focus of the course was on the practice of writing and editing. Participants examined different forms of art writing, from the Renaissance up to the present day, and discussed different approaches, how form, style, voice and narrative can be used to different effect.