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Interviewing artists in Berlin

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As part of her study abroad program, Emma Stancey '18 interviewed a German artist - the interview went so well it was aired on Berlin's NPR station.

Emma Stancey '18, a communication major from Naperville, Ill. is studying off-campus in Berlin this semester. During her first block of classes, she took a radio production class that partnered with NPR Berlin. Stancey narrated and helped produce (along with 3 Elon students) a story about German artist G√ľnther Schaefer, who grew up in former West Germany near the eastern border.

Stancey interviewed Schaefer about a mural currently located on the East Side Gallery. An international memorial for freedom, the East Side Gallery is a 1316 m long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin. Schaefer allows graffiti to become part of his artwork and renews it each year.

He commented: “The text is a declaration of my thoughts, normally the picture that contains speaks for itself but many fanatics dislike content. And it is very precious for me that our generation - Israeli and German - can work with the delicate motif about the content together.”

Posted Date 
Monday, October 31, 2016