tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle May 24, 2019 8:45am-9:01am CEST
in town as a backdrop for a festival of lights and water. in the. box we begin with a look back at the life of british writes an illustrator of children's books judith who's died aged 95 she was actually born here in berlin but fled the nazis with a parents in the early 1930 s. a most famous book remains the tiger who came to tea there were many witty and lovingly illustrated books like the whole series on monk the cat was always getting into difficult situations his mole. judith kerr's career as an award winning author started with a bedtime story she invented for her daughter she didn't wrote down and illustrated the tiger who came to tea which was published in 1968 and has since sold millions of copies worldwide but it was a less whimsical book for young adults that really launched her career when hitler still pink rabbit is a semi autobiographical book based on her own childhood experiences.
judith kerr was born in berlin in 1923 father alfred kerr was an influential theater critic of the virus. and her mother julie occur it was a composer alfred who was jewish was vocal in his opposition to i don't have. a police man rang my father nobody he knew. my father was ill in bed with this man ran him up and said. they're trying to kick away all passports who must get out immediately. never knew his name i always wondered what happened to him but he saved our lives for it either because my father. had there and caught the next train out of germany.
alfred kurth fled to prague in march of 1933 judith her older brother michael and their mother also secretly left their home in an affluent suburb of berlin just before the secret police tried to seize their passports they met up with alfred in switzerland the family later moved to paris and finally settled in london in 1035. per wrote when hitler stole pink rabbit which became the 1st book in a trilogy to try to explain to her children what her own childhood had been like. but it was published as west germany was just starting to come to terms with its nazi past and the book ended up being read by generations of german schoolchildren is 1st published. i think in 74 at a time when the germans. hadn't yet really. managed to talk to their children about the poss that obviously was difficult and.
this wasn't even there because. nothing awful happened to us you know they had to feed it to school it's just part of the kingdom and then they had to write. a song about that because i hated to i thought also simple sites that i thought you should just read them in the laugh is not. to discourage went on to publish more than 30 books including a beloved series based on her family's can. she recently said that her greatest fear was not being able to work and indeed far from slowing down in old age she kept on writing and drawing. at the time of her death she had begun promoting her next book due out in june. what a wonderful lady and working to the end but new book by the way is cold the curse of the school rabbit there's also going to be
a movie out later this year when it stole pink rabbit. now take a look at this this is a piece created by well it's been that multimedia company based here in berlin what you are watching is called how 2045 i'm rob the me telling you more about it let's talk to the found out and creative director of what's been there and the man you actually see done saying. because he's here with me in the studio christian no cap better known as being no thank you for joining it was the 1st of all briefly tell us how that piece came about is a piece about. man. it's so bad how could it look like 2045 in accelerated future this is 2045 in the future yeah now you're a computer scientist and a choreographer that is a fascinating and interesting combination but how did that come about i think i
started both just playing as it's. and i learned to code for my mother one thanks to the world and just playing around at the same time. to germany with the world came down and i was directed into this very inclusive coach shelf just space now ok let's talk about our sufficient intelligence because i know that fascinates you now and we've got a recent piece called narcisse which is and i quote artificial intelligence reflecting on its own existence that sounds quite spooky ai looking at itself which would you say that yes i look at it i think i would say that it is and i go to them as able to describe what it sees in sentences now this is the a group of them that is just made and we thought what could this group them look at what is
the thing that you continuously look at but never fully understand so we placed a mother bought into can right in front of the row inmate this group in this machine put the focus about its own existence what am i but i mean you think the machine knows it exists can it be vain i mean you've called it narcissus or not says go but nonsense is in english perhaps or from the latin. can it be vain can a machine be vain can it have emotions i don't know if it could so the machine does not have intention and i don't necessarily know what vanity or not says this but what i do know is that we speak very often just like me right now about ourselves and this is what he can do to. you really think so. yes yes ok now my father could imagine as a child on the on the moon i could imagine as a child the internet existing we've got
a i am technology moving so fast today your very creative so speculate for me what unimaginable things are soon going to be possible i think being visionary today is more complicated than ever because i think i couldn't really tell next year it's that fast all technology is changing but i do believe that within the next 2030 years we will see an existence of digital existence that we can ask any question and it will respond to and and it will be right what it is do you think that's good i can tell it's too complex. let's have a look at one more piece this is called pig of our visa and now unlike any other pieces i've seen which all had contemporary music and it's this has classical opera
while we were asked to actually to open the coup took a last and actually show. this realization of what is played inside the palace so everyone is invited on the marketplace in front of the trees because who says resident just see what happens there every groat is different. code for every sentence he says because what he says there is so beautiful he speaks about the rooms wondering the world and searching for help ok this is fast been fascinating watch yourself thank you meo christian thank you very much for being with us today thank you. to brixton right up in the north of italy and a festival of lights and water it's just the 3rd year that the festival has taken place but it's no longer an insider tip with more and more visitors arriving each year they come to one office from all over the world can do by combining light with
water using the cultural treasures of this beautiful old town as a backdrop. the water light festival transforms the sleepy alpine town of bricks and into a moving canvas a playground for the magination it's also about raising environmental awareness springtime here in the outs means flowing streams of freshly melted snow ice melting ice is the follow up to the installation monologues which are just stefano congo and staged at the venice biennale both works are commentaries on the global climate crisis. why why about ice because i'm talking about we talk about the camera changer that we are losing all the glass sure. the festival uses lots of electricity and water but the organizers say sustainability is
a high priority. sustainability is also the subject of this projection revolution by british artist alex robotham who now lives in italy. and the history of hydro power and its uses. the inspiration comes from this region here we produce a lot of. energy using higher electricity. and we should be using the power in this way because clean energy. the light designers from the french company spectacular layout are also among international artists presenting the festival they've set up 3 installation.
this one is called the water the light and the moon it was. if by like designer eve gomez. i see the installation as an opera and for acts as a symphony. and we present the 4 elements influenced by the phases of the moon that's an arrangement of reality and fantasy. construe are always war. nearly 80000 people came to see the festival last year that's about 4 times the town of bricks and population even more visitors are expected this year. the water light festival harnessing creativity to raise awareness of resources and how we use them . now one of them or more people are going every year looks great. on the websites d.w. dot com slash culture i leave you now though with pictures from the british museum
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