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sabine vess

..bruno schulz - sabine vess: images of an encounter
..the bruno schulz institute: consequences of that encounter
24.02.1989 - 31.12.2016
..I am a painter, a graphic artist
..my german-language journals, prose, theater
..mombasa/kampala 1995: the daily drawings

..about the interaction between arts and life and the stimulation of others' creativity
..my german-language report on doing theater on their lives with street children
..an insight into my years working on schulz and the consequences; israel 2012

.. theater with barbara feldbrugge, dortmund 2007

..rudolf arnheim *1904 + 2007

..exhibitions, publications, theater, projects


I started with ornaments, with batik. I turned out a painter and graphic artist.
In 1971, I chance upon the literature of the Polish-Jewish writer and graphic artist Bruno Schulz and know directly I have to pass by there. After an incubation of seven years I set out. Hundreds of drawings, some 300 etchings and several portraits of him bear witness of this almost seven years' journey. And I start to write, in German, my mother tongue.
From 1986 to 1993, at the 'Institute of Theater Research' in Amsterdam, I elaborate theater based on my art and prose, playing it myself; among others in Amsterdam and Bochum and 1993, for the last time, in Berlin, where I was born in 1940.
In 1989, my work and what I have experienced lead to found the BRUNO SCHULZ INSTITUTE.
In summer 1995, joining a walk of Africans and Europeans from Mombasa in Kenya to Kampala in Uganda, I am asked to do theater with street children in Nairobi and to work with art students in one of the shanty districts of Kisumu.
From 1996 to 2010, volunteering for the Netherlands Senior-Experts (PUM), I have the chance to go back to Africa, to work in Cameroon, Kenya and Mali. In 1998, on a project along the Ucayali and Pisqui river, I fall in love with Peru. Ever since, I have been back there every year, to begin with on projects for PUM.
Since 2005, I have been doing theater with street children in Lima based on their lives 'nana de la calle' - lullaby of the streets, my personal concern, and that of the Bruno Schulz Institute.

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