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 mira

    I meant rain:)


  2. Avatar von Doro

    I wish I were with you!

  3. Avatar von Doro

    And? How was drive kino?

  4. Avatar von olga

    Doro! Are you in Sweden now? or still in Poland? Because I met today Andrzej Kazimierczak and he told me that you were around going to Swenden recently, so where are you now?

  5. Avatar von fabio

    yes, where are you now? Doro!

  6. Avatar von Doro

    I love you from Stockholm!

    Last few days, since Saturday, were extremely hard for me. I was looking for a place to live. It was so difficoult to rent an apartment here, because now is time of renting apartments by students starting their academic year in two weeks. But now it is quite ok. Prices are more crazy than usual, and there is not enaugh offers to satisfy market.
    My boyfriend was with me to help me here, but he had to go back today. I am totally alone now and a bit stressed (but maybe I am always stressed). I was crying for all morning… :)
    I am happy, but afraid and missing. And I want Marcin here to support me.

    So, I am not homeless anymore and this is most important. My place is outside the city, but the journey to the center doesn’t take much time – so it is not so bad.

    I was thinking of you, but for last two weeks I just could not drop even the shortest line. I wanted to!!!
    Please, let me know how are you! I am missing!

    Love, Doro

  7. Avatar von olga

    Oh my dear Doro! I hope that everything is ok now. You are going to accustomed to Sweden country quickly, you will see!
    but we miss you as well.
    Are you going to stay in Sweden half a year or all year?
    Did Marcin came back to you?
    stay well, Doro, don’t worry, everything will be wonderful very soon:))!!
    I send big „hello“ from Poland:))

  8. Avatar von Deddy

    Hey, Hey,

    To Warsaw, Stockholm, Magdeburg, Bielefeld, send you sunny and warm :) where ever you smile!

    Sorry, I was so busy all the summer, that I first entered this forum today, to say hello, (sorry folks, sorry Marc)!

    I send Olga information about Mood Indigo – autumn academie in Oerlinghausen – hope to see a lot of you again, … :)

    send you kisses,


  9. Avatar von fabio

    Hello Deddy!
    Hello Olga!
    Hello Mirka and Doro!
    I hope your are well! I was coming back from italy yesterday, and tomorrow I have to begin to work again! Nooooooooooooo!

    I love You! And I know that I will see you soon, in November, in the rainy Oerlinghausen! Cool!

  10. Avatar von Doro

    It comes true one more time!
    Yesterday I bought air tickets from Stockholm to Duesseldorf (for Sunday, 19 Nov and back on Monday, 27 Nov)!! Mira will take the same dates, but from Warsaw. I’ll have to travel a bit from Duesseldorf to Oerlinghausen, but it is the best connection still. And you have to know I am going there with a great sacrifice – I will miss one exam here, and I will have to take retake examination after comming back… But, who cares? I just have to meet you!

    So? We have one more Sunday evening to spend with you! I hope in Bielefeld somebody still like us and will care about us for this one evening more :)

    Happy to see you soon on the academy!

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