In Conversation: Olga Bushkova
May29

In Conversation: Olga Bushkova

“First is obsession, second is photography being just a tool.” Photographer Olga Bushkova talks about how photography took over from her former career in science and programming, and on looking for the normal.

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Shamelessly serendipitous
May29

Shamelessly serendipitous

Iida Ruishalme explains how the space between languages is full of serendipity, ripe for a wordsmith’s shameless plundering.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Veit Stauffer and a record store with roots
May29

Notes from the Unexpected: Veit Stauffer and a record store with roots

“I see my music roots in the early 80s,” Veit says, citing Nick Cave and Tom Waits, “but I’ve always tried to mix the old and the new.” … In the latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected, D.B. Miller talks to Viet Stauffer, REC REC record store owner in Zurich.

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The literature of exploitation
May29

The literature of exploitation

by Johanna Sargeant Why is it that we love reading about exploitation? Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha sit stoically on my bookshelf next to Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and Richard Overy’s The Dictators. For most of us, delving into these worlds of both the victim and the perpetrator is like reading any good fiction: It is escapism, it is voyeuristic, it gives us...

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Gallery: Exploitation
May29

Gallery: Exploitation

“First is obsession, second is photography being just a tool.” Photographer Olga Bushkova is our featured Gallery artist this season, and she talks about how photography took over from her former career in science and programming, and on looking for the normal.

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In Conversation: Chantal Panozzo
May29

In Conversation: Chantal Panozzo

“Identity crisis. Check! Laundry lessons in two languages, neither of which I understood. Check! Phone phobia. Check!” Chantal Panozzo on being an American in Switzerland and her new book, Swiss Life.

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Making Tracks
May29

Making Tracks

Goings-on in the city of Zürich and beyond. Competitions Screenplay: Zürich Film Festival Competition Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zürich collaborate with Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) to present the second Treatment Award. In doing so, these long-term partners highlight the importance of screenwriting in Switzerland. Authors are invited to submit a feature-film treatment with a strong link to Switzerland on the theme...

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