The Loss of Youth: Film Readings with Thomas Empl

Contributions by Natalie Harapat, Leonard Prandini, Sandra Riedmair and Florian Schmitz.

Author Wolfgang Herrndorf once wrote about the loss of depth and sensitivity he experienced while growing up and the “theatrical gestures” he used to compensate this loss. How did he cope with it in his twenties, his thirties? Did we lose the theatrical gestures? Are there follies too absurd, adventures grown too exhausting, directions we are not willing to go? The wold is full of weddings, babies and guidebooks. Is nostalgia, adapting and acceptance the solution? Or do we take up arms and rebel?

This year’s artist in residence Thomas Empl invited young authors Natalie Harapat, Leonard Prandini and Sandra Riedmair and filmmaker Florian Schmitz who will present his film Arme Ritter (71 min) to discuss the loss of youth through intermediate spaces between film and literature.

 

The event is supported within the framework of “Neustart Kultur” of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media by the German Literature Fund e.V.

Der Verlust der Jugend

FRI 10/09/2020 | 8 PM | Westfälischer Kunstverein

Der Verlust der Jugend

FRI 10/09/2020 | 8 PM | Westfälischer Kunstverein

Fotos © Florian Schmitz, Eva van Brakel