Videography

Videography

Since 2011 I am producing documentaries and interview series for the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities. Meanwhile, it is a considerably library of over 30 videos and a reference for scientific journalism, covering research, conferences and book launches, offering interviews and portraits as well as documentaries. The whole portfolio proves the outstanding work and impact of this Consortium over a period of almost 6 years.

Please visit the video section of the IKGF to browse through their library or chose from my links below (click on screenshot).

 


AN ASTROLABE IN FOCUS

Year:               2016

Length:           07:41

Format:          1080p

Genre:            scientific journalism

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Dr Thomas Eser speaks about the huge and unique collection of astrolabes at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg, which is the biggest one in the German speaking area. These astrolabes are from different periods. The astrolabe showed in the documentary was designed by the mathematician Johannes Praetorius for Melchior Ayrer, a physician in Nuremberg. In the 1560s, he collected scientific instruments.
In the second part of this documentary, former Visiting Fellow Dr Josefina Rodriguez Arribas explains the different components of an astrolabe and their function. She shows that these devices are not only for scientific use, but also pieces of art.

 


REFLECTIONS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Year:               2016

Length:           13:26

Format:          1080p

Genre:            scientific journalism

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In the dialogue between Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner and Prof. Dr. Klaus Herbers, the directors of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (IKGF) talk about the collaboration in the past seven years since 2009 and the results of the first funding period. They reflect the various events, publications, and other formats established at the IKGF. Besides the review of the achievements, they discuss the adjustments of the IKGF agenda. Furthermore they talk about the planned research in the second funding period and about future projects which concerns most prominently the handbook projects and the “new materiality”.

 


PRACTICE OF DIVINATION

Year:               2015

Length:           38:43

Format:          1080p

Genre:            scientific journalism

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During the research stay of former IKGF visiting fellow, Prof. Dr. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza Univ. of Rome), who worked on the ancient Tibetan Zhang Zhung Ju thig divination system, Tibetan Bon-master Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche was invited to a two-week research visit at the IKGF. Since 1992, Venerable Trinley Nyima Rinpoche has been the appointed Lopon (Head Teacher) of the Bon Dialectic School in Dolanji, India, which is the Bon religion’s major institution of higher education in exile. During his stay, a video featuring an interview on Zhang Zhung Ju thig and other Tibetan divination methods, as well as an actual divination carried out by him, was produced.

 


GAO XINGJIAN – A DOCUMENTARY

Year:               2011

Length:           31:05

Format:          1080p

Genre:            documentary

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At the IKGF a conference with and about Nobel laureate in literature Gao Xingjian took place from 24-27 October 2011. By documenting Gao´s visit of several days and through Michael Lackner’s interview with him, Gao’s artistic transposition and personal attitude towards fate and freedom are revealed. Gao’s writing, painting, and cinematic art reflect his inner and outer journey into exile – an exile that is fated. During the conference, several parts of the opus of the laureate were exhibited. The Museum Tucherschloss in Nuremberg presented in a special exhibition the artist’s ink on rice paper paintings, the E-Werk in Erlangen showed his films (“La silhouette sinon l’ombre”, “Après le déluge” and “Snow in August“), and the City Library in Nuremberg gave a reading on his novel “Soul Mountain”. Academics, translators and artists, such as Mabel Lee, Wang Liying, Kwok-kan Tam, Renate Reifenscheid, and John McDonald, describe their impressions of Gao´s opus.

 


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