Int. Spring Academy 2006

Right now I am near Flensburg in Quern in my role as the assistant of Fabio Magnifico at the International Summer Academy RIVERS AND TIDES in Scheersberg. It is the same academy I participated in as I did International Autumn Academy in Oerlinghausen.

Germany and Poland

Students from Germany and Poland are working together in workshops with different topics like land art, painting, photography, cabaret and video. The german students mainly consists of the Fine Arts & Music department of the University of Bielefeld. Because I work as a assistant for Fabio Magnifco at the University of Bielefeld for »Vorsicht Dreharbeiten!« I was asked to join the team of the video group like I did last year.

The baltic sea is only a few minutes by car away from Quern.

I have to write this article in English because we will use this blog as a live media for communication in the group. The students in the film group will answer the questions through the comment feature of this blog. If my visitors would like to participate with interesting comments feel free to do so. But in english please.


  1. If it would be the task to start with the film now, what would be your idea for the story?
  2. What locations do we need for our film?
  3. How many workgroups do we require?
  4. What role do you want to play?
  5. What equipment is necessary?


There is an actor- and a backstage group. We traveled to many different locations to record the beautiful pictures we needed to fullfil our visions of the film.

We used very unusal ways to move the camera.
We used very unusual ways to move the camera.

Sometimes this was a even a dangerous job because of the lights we had in this room. We used over 2400 Watts to light up the scenes properly and because of that we had a little accident.

This is the result of to many power on a power plug. The left metal stick is missing!
This is the result of to many power on a power plug. The left metal stick is missing!
  1. In which production group did you participate?
  2. What has been your work today?


  1. What has to be done before we are able to edit the film?
  2. How did the workflow changed during this procedure?

The answers will be written down in the comments by the students from Germany and Poland. The next questions and information will follow shortly.

The day after

The first problem about being away with so many nice people is the emptiness that remains after returning home. We worked and had fun together nearly 24 hours a day for a whole week and suddenly the former filled rooms are all empty and everything is calm.

The next problem is that it is had to tell your friends about the week. I think nobody can understand the special atmosphere without being actually there. The experience can not be discribed with words and at least for me I can tell that Oerlinghausen and Scheersberg an impact to my life. This is because of the different point of view to the creative work or perhaps life itself that I received there.

Landart – This photo is obviously a fake. =)

Back to normal life

I will need at least another week to get back to normal life again. I met so many nice people there and had very interesting conversations about unexpected topics. And I think as well as Prof. Dr. Klaus-Ove Kahrmann himself that this workshop is by far the best medcine against racism and fascism.

Thank you for this opportunity

For me this was a great opportunity to get rid of being prejudiced against people I formally misjudged. And I would like to thank the cabaret group for their great show. I was really touching and reminded me slightly to the movie »Moulin Rouge«.
The week had to say the least a huge impact on my life.


387 Antworten zu „Int. Spring Academy 2006“

  1. Avatar von Doro

    (I will send today.)


  2. Avatar von olga

    Mira, do you remember Totti with long hair? no? so now I understand your disagree with my point:))

  3. Avatar von olga

    Oh Mira, how could you notice Totti’s green eyes on green football field?:))))send you warm!

  4. Avatar von mira

    when Totti sent a goal in last minut in match with Australia, there was a close-up of him – in tv of course,

  5. Avatar von Doro

    But maybe it was close up not for his eyes but to green grass on the playing field…


  6. Avatar von mira

    you have a chance to observe Totti’s eyes today! i,m sure they are green, almost like a grass:)
    it had to be an extremly huge and vvg party yesterday after this three goals, isn’t it?:)
    kisses to every match’s watchers!

  7. Avatar von Doro

    it is quite difficoult to write and check if somebody wrote something here without short cuts at the main page…
    How are you all?

    Drive kino night is comming – and we (with Mira) miss you so much.

    In Warsaw we have unbelieveble hot weather now. Strange. Very nagging. I can feel like in Brasil, or India…

  8. Avatar von olga

    Oh Doro, weather is horrible in Sejny too, so hot! but there are some lakes.. send kiss:)

  9. Avatar von Doro

    OLGA is from Sejny!!! You know it?
    (Ola! We had a discussion about Sejny here. See and read #138 – #156 comments ;)

  10. Avatar von mira


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