Reading itself is a naturally solitary affair. Nevertheless, books have the great power to transform not only their readers, but — in very special cases — over time even the world in which they were created. What makes this possible? Through it, it seems, people have a pressing need to share significant reading experiences with others. Whether in reviews, conversations, or via Instagram, it’s through publicizing that a good (or even a bad) text develops its true potential. Every passionate reader knows that when talking about literature, one quickly ends up with the fundamental, with the really big questions that no longer have much to do with literary criticism in the narrow sense. Together we invite artists from the artistic disciplines — visual arts, theater, film, music — to talk with us about this spring’s new literary releases and from there to explore the big social questions of our time.
In the seventh episode of “Das Neue”, Zeynep Bozbay, Sascha Ehlert and Tine Milz talk to author Katharina Höftmann Ciobotaru about her first literary novel «Alef». A German-Israeli love story.
In the fourth episode of “Das Neue” Zeynep Bozbay, Sascha Ehlert and Tine Milz talk to journalist, columnist, book author & curator Şeyda Kurt In the fourth episode of “Das Neue” Zeynep Bozbay, Sascha Ehlert and Tine Milz talk to journalist, columnist, book author & curator «Radikale Zärtlichkeit» & «Sister Outsider» by Audre Lorde.
In the third episode of “Das Neue,” Zeynep Bozbay, Sascha Ehlert, and Tine Milz talk with the poet, essayist, curator, and member of the authors’ collective G13 Max Czollek about two new Swiss publications: ““Eurotrash” by Christian Kracht and the crime novel “Der böse Trieb” by Alfred Bodenheimer.
In the second episode of “Das Neue”, Zeynep Bozbay, Sascha Ehlert and Tine Milz talk to director Yana Thönnes about «Spitzenreiterinnen» by Jovana Reisinger.
Yana Thönnes is part of the immersive performance group THE AGENCY. Her new work (omg_theagency) will be part of the 21/22 season opening at Theater Neumarkt.
In the first episode of “Das Neue,” Zeynep Bozbay, Tine Milz, and Sascha Ehlert talk with Neumarkt co-director Hayat Erdoğan uand theater director and sound artist Nazanin Noori about two of the most exciting debuts of Spring 2021: «Ministerium der Träume» by Hengameh Yaghoobifarah and «Identitti» by Mithu Sanyal.
More episodes will follow on an ongoing basis.