The catalogue in collaboration with our art project in Rostock has been published. My husband Wyman Brent wrote an introductory text, I wrote and co-wrote three articles on the history of certain symbols in art history as well as on current art projects in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (East Germany). The art projects were created in connection with local associations („Vereine“), an integral part of German culture.
Al Jolson received a memorial stone at Jakovas Bunka’s Litvak memorial park near Plateliai, a small village in the North West of Lithuania, on September 17th, 2014. Jakovas Bunka recently passed away and was considered the last Jew in the town of Plunge, close to Plateliai. Bunka’s son Eugenijus, journalist, writer, and activist, is now leading the foundation. Jens J. Reinke, my partner at AJ-Images.com and my husband Wyman covered the event.
As of now, you can order my new book publication on Fictional Films in Nationalsocialist Germany online and/or at book stores within Germany. The book focuses on how Heimat (home) and Fremde (the foreign) are being portrayed and discussed in different genres of fictional German films between 1933 and 1945. Language of the book is German.
Ab sofort kann mein Buch „Der Spielfilm des Nationalsozialismus: Abgrenzung von der Fremde und Kampf für die Heimat“ online (z.B. auf amazon.de) bestellt werden. Aber auch auf einem traditionellen Gang in ein Buchgeschäft wird man fündig.
Hier ein kurzer Auschnitt aus der Kurzbeschreibung:
Was ist Heimat? Neben einer ortsgebundenen Dimension schließt eine Definition von Heimat doch auch soziokulturelle und zeitliche Dimensionen mit ein. Diese Studie untersucht die ‚Heimat‘- und ‚Fremde‘-Modelle in den Spielfilmen des Nationalsozialismus. Zentrale Rolle spielt dabei das Verhältnis von Medium und Ideologie. Kann es überhaupt unpolitische deutsche Spielfilme zwischen 1933 und 1945 geben?
Publication of a term paper focusing on the role of the Chorus in Shakespeare’s „Henry V“ originally written for Harvard University Extension School (grade „A-„, language: English). Here is the link.
Publication of a term paper focusing on Christianity and Judaism in Shakespeare’s „Merchant of Venice“ originally written for Harvard University Extension School (grade „B+“, language: English). Here is the link.
Publication of an essay on ethnic theater in the United States (grade „A“, language: English). Here is the link.
Publication of a term paper in media studies focusing on the anti-Semitic depictions in National socialist movies (grade „B“, language: German). Here is the link.
Publication of a philosophy term paper focusing on the impact of Neoplatonism on Christianity. The paper received an „A“ and is written in German. Here is the link.
Andrea and Wyman are among the founding members of the art association „Künstler Gut Loitz e.V.“, founded in July of 2013. Chairman is art professor and artist Barbara Camilla Tucholski. Andrea and Wyman are part of its first art project (title: „Menschen, Tiere und Kanonen“) which will combine art, art history and the work of local non-profit associations. The exhibition will open in September of 2014 and will run through November in Rostock, East Germany. The catalogue publication will feature articles written by Andrea (as an art historian) and Wyman (as an artist, art theorist, and a cultural go-between).