Four short TV films 

Parkour Is Dancing
5 min.
3sat, Foyer, August 19, 2008

In France, Parkour is seen and practiced as an “art of movement” rather than a trendy kind of sport or stunt exercise. For the first time on TV, this film, shown in a dance special of the TV program “Foyer,” shows affinities between Parkour and dance. Arnd Wesemann, chief editor of the professional periodical “ballet-tanz,” provides important insights.

Portrait Marco Goecke
4.45 min.
3sat, Foyer, December 16, 2006

In December 2006, Marco Goecke was the first German to be awarded the Prix Nijinsky in Monte Carlo in the category of “Upcoming Choreographer.” The short TV portrait shows Stuttgart Ballet's choreographer during rehearsals of his “Nutcracker.“

Blacks in Nazi Germany
5 min.
WDR, west-art, November 14, 2002

A highly controversial exhibition at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln (Nazi document center of Cologne) inspired this film. The exhibition raised fundamental questions as to the presentation of historical documents and the way we deal with racist clichés.

> WDR Programmankündigung
> Afrikanische Diaspora. Dossier der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
> Weißer Blick - Schwarzes Objekt
Presse-Erklärung der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland
> Artikel zur Ausstellung: “A wasted opportunity. Exhibition on Blacks in Nazi Germany“, PDF

African Art
10 min.
WDR, history TV program “Traces”, March 5, 1997

The “European Year Against Racism 1997” gave rise to this question: Where and how is African art presented and perceived in Germany? As exotic booties robbed by colonial trade expeditions, as an object of ethnological research, or as contemporary world art in galeries and museums?

El Loko speaks as a representative of African artists living in Germany. Born in Togo, he was a student of Joseph Beuys, Erwin Heerich and Rolf Crummenauer at Düsseldorf Art College and developed his own pictorial language, which deliberately unites aspects of both European and African cultures.

> Der Künstler El Loko
> Museen zum Thema Afrika in Deutschland