Marina Abramović is a performance artist who has devoted her entire life to her art, and who has gone from being seen as an insane, marginal performer to achieving worldwide fame. She is a charmer and an intellectual, who likes to laugh and cook and be surrounded by creative people.
We all have a David Bowie story. The “Man who fell to earth” crashed into my life one afternoon in 1997—I was seven years old. As is always the case in stories involving Bowie, this sentence ends with: and life would never be the same again.
My decision to interview Daporta for Nótt was partly motivated by the wish to hear a male perspective on the assaults in Germany, and partly by the fact that I was curious to find out how a European doctor and left-wing party member would react to accusations against registered refugees who allegedly harmed Western women in the heart of Europe.
Five years have passed since the Syrian war began. Five years and several other numbers so high they sound almost abstract: 250,000 dead, 1 million wounded, 11 million displaced. These five years of a protracted conflict are the closest thing to a global war the 21st century has seen. What is Resolution 2554, and what are its chances of leading to a successful peace process?