"Reading Between the Pictures"
Reading Photo Albums with Prof. Torsten Schulz

Jour fixe on Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm
Fotoalbum, Fotograf unbekannt, Sammlung Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann
Photo album, unknown Photographer. Collection Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge. Photo: Armin Herrmann.

There is more to a photo album than the sum of its parts. Within the framework of our current special exhibition ‚FOTO | ALBUM. Private and Anonymous Photography from the Collection of the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge’, we cordially invite you to look for traces and untold stories "between the pictures" with us. How are individual biographies documented or staged through photos, their arrangement, written comments and souvenirs? What remains untold?

Prof. Torsten Schulz, Fotografin: Annette Hauschild
Prof. Torsten Schulz, Photo: Annette Hauschild

We will ask Torsten Schulz those questions, author and Professor of Dramaturgy who will browse with us through the highlights of the museum's collection of photo albums that evening. His perspective onto the material is directed at the photo album's narrative form and dramaturgy – with a scientific, analytic view, paired with a fine sense for the comical and the touching, he looks at the commonplace and the extraordinary.

We would be happy if you also bring your own photo album! Our guest will spontaneously interpret interesting examples from your private albums.

About Prof. Torsten Schulz
Author of prize-winning feature films (e. g. Raus aus der Haut, Boxhagener Platz) and prose (e. g.  Nilowsky, novel). Director of documentaries. Professor of dramaturgy and leader of the degree programme at Filmuniversität Babelsberg. His new novel Skandinavisches Viertel will be published in March 2018. For more information, visit his website: www.torstenschulz.org
 

Fotoalbum, Fotograf unbekannt, Sammlung Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann

Photo album, unknown Photographer. Collection Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge. Photo: Armin Herrmann.