tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle April 23, 2019 8:45am-9:01am CEST
in just a moment as our main topic. but first this year marks five decades since astronaut neil armstrong took his giant leap for mankind that is if he ever really set foot on the moon believe it or not there are still many conspiracy theorists who say the whole thing was a huge hoax and that the moon landing was actually acted out on a secret film set well far fetched as those theories might seen the film industry has taken them seriously enough we're here we're in the we are currently going for fire. well that's embarrassing to what this means nasa can do it they can't land man and come back. to cia agents were actually meant to uncover a russian spy of nasa but thanks to a wiretap they discover something much bigger can make it feel good but as they say if you can't make it fake it so the agent suggest faking the moon landing on
a film set. and none other than stanley kubrick had demonstrated just the year before how it's done with his film two thousand and one a space odyssey earth if people don't what we're doing to get cooper is very graphic to make sure that his space movie looks like real friends and so we're going to use his face movie to make sure the real space movie looks like space the film operation avalanche takes one of the most common conspiracy theories about the lunar landing and turns it into a totally new story funny and wacky but also thrilling ever. to put you in your mind. what the hell is that there's no time to explain. the just a nation was supposed to be markets but the rocket launches without any astronauts on board the one nine hundred seventy s. film capricorn one takes its inspiration from a conspiracy theory that was already making the rounds some eight years after the lunar landings namely that they were all hoax. twenty nine. year. org
oversteer you never know in this story the first manned mission to mars can't be carried out due to a technical fault so the astronauts are ordered to pretend it took place so as not to threaten the entire space program the public is lied to but that's not the real scandal when capricorn one makes its reentry into the earth's atmosphere it becomes clear to the crew that they cannot simply reappear in public. surely. there are more shoes he could meet your record he would be happy they realize that they're on a hit list and run for their lives ruthlessly hunted down. and supposedly some fifteen to twenty percent of americans still believe that the us never put a man on the moon conspiracy theorists have even used images from capricorn one to
illustrate their claims despite the fact that it is clearly a work of fiction. certainly very sinister take on things there melissa holroyd has joined me in the studio thanks for joining me melissa what what do you think of these conspiracy theories and why they even still exist well this conspiracy theory in particular is one of the most enduring conspiracy theories i i suspect it's perhaps because of the space race between the u.s. and the u.s. as usa also because of the unpopularity of these trips to the moon and also because of it's just incredible that people have actually landed on the moon now they've made like six trips and then so that would have been a mental lot of faking wouldn't it that that's right. well from the moon we go to another end word namely museums and more specifically the ones on berlin's museum
island tell us something about why this island is is so special. i think the island is so special because here you have five world class museums very close together on a small island in the middle of a city you know it's lovely to be there it's very peaceful in some of people lying on the grass in combination ticket with a kind of an actual ticket for the museum island started in eighteen thirty with the altis museum the old museum and by eight hundred forty one there were already plans to build a sanctuary of awesome science on the island today there's the altars museum there's the noise museum the new museum there's the nut sanaa gallery the outside the old national gallery there's the board of museum and there's the pergamon museum the museum is famous for its monumental reconstructions it's been undergoing . some controversial issues longwinded renovations in recent years to it
was a very expensive yet one child on museum in that way yes it lost its main attraction it has the program on out that is being out of sight for the past four years and will continue to be our façade for the next five years so that's a long time but for people who are very interested in this ancient greek city of perth i'm on this something else they can take a look at namely the panel meta. the ancient city of pergamon is faithfully recreated in fine detail in a three thousand square metre space the colossal panorama is the work of artist. its public debut twenty eleven now he is presenting an expanded version in what he's dubbed the pun ometer built for the purpose next pergamon museum. kits. since i was a child and i've also been very fascinated with that in terms of the architecture
of the way this acropolis was built pile was saying it's almost modern architecture also the way they found this location this mountain in terms of urban planning. in preparation for his new panorama assisi has made six trips to the real park in turkey today the town of. there he scrutinized from every angle hoping to find more inspiration for his project. he took photos on location for his original panorama but for this new version he staged additional scenes in berlin with some forty characters. among the scenes are stonemasons workshop. a slave market. and a sacrificial altar one of the highlights is the famous program on alter. we remain committed a lot more this time things that i would normally handle learn our part of the
exhibition and things from the exhibition or in the panorama is part of ahmedabad a. panorama brings the antiquities to life offering a journey back through time to ancient program on nearly two thousand years ago. his use of light is really incredible there really is incredible and the piece takes you through a whole day and a hold on it's lovely so it's really more than just a substitute during the renovations you mentioned five buildings are on the island isn't going to be a new addition that's right the james gallery is in its final stages it's going to serve as the main entrance for all the galleries and james simmons family made their money through wool cotton excuse me and he lived in berlin between eight hundred fifty one and nine hundred thirty so that that the james de mint gallery has been put together by a big shock attacked david chipperfield and he's played an ongoing role in the at the museum on and over the so we could have
a look at that. the newest museum on berlin's museum island it's reconstruction completed in two thousand and nine set new standards. david chipperfield integrated what remained of the original building with modern architecture in a way that had never been seen before. and. made a small contribution on the museum and we've been very. honored to be lucky to have been in this special city at a very special time and to be part of. birding this continuous. self description. david chipperfield firm is close to completing work on the james cmon gallery which will give the museum island a new central reception area the british architect has left his mark on berlin in many other spots as well.
david chipperfield is certainly an architect he's had a long relationship with berlin and i think he quite liked the level of public debate in the city found in my challenging melissa. what about your personal highlights of the newseum museum island what would be your hot tip for someone as my hot tip somebody who lives in berlin and who's just visiting the museum island just taking a look at the big museum on it i would suggest that hannah may tell bots. my personal favorite over the years has been the sculpture collection in the boat museum when you got that one because i haven't actually been to that one but it on the top of my list thanks to that thanks very much melissa holroyd thanks for joining us and speaking of m. words michelangelo mit easy was his full name but he was best known as joe he telling a painter was active from the early fifty nine hundred to his death in sixteen ten and had a profound influence on baroque painting and his main innovation at the time was
his. hyper realistic style so realistic in fact that again this troupe of actors from naples a nifty idea. the entombment of christ. caravaggio's famous painting as a tablo on stage. and here an actress strikes the pose of mary matalin in ecstasy. modeled on caravaggio's portrayed from sixty six. these living pictures became popular in the late eighteenth century it's how art was offered to raunchy. and lead them in a lot in just a delayed future director livy could run barely came up with his idea in two thousand and six when she gave a talk on caravaggio's working methods at the university innovators
a question that was not the father once and me a little bit instead of giving a lecture she had a few students replicate the way kind of worked out in his studio we sat there for what she came to realize that this performance had something that spoke to everyone what i meant there to keep born as michelangelo mary you see the early barack painter came to be known as kind of a joke the name of the town where his family once lived known for his real ism and chiaroscuro which means stark contrast between light and shadow and about joe's approach was revolutionary. he lives and works in naples among other places the city's more big charm and the people inspired him he invited people he met on the street to serve as models for his paintings now all four hundred years on his work so come to life again to die also since you see i'm in naples. i'm on a tiara travelling sambal train several times a week. work requires physical
strength concentration and. caravaggio wanted his paintings to be so realistic that observers would feel their subject suffering pictures still have that power today the performers from are creating a memorial to kind of our joe and his art. i. and that's all for this time on arts and culture and with that thanks for watching and hope you'll join us next time.
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