Dear ‘German Talkers’,
I hope you and your families and friends are all keeping safe and well during these truly ‘interesting’ times.
As I am not sure when we will be able to welcome you again in our School of Art Galleries (which are currently, of course, still closed), I thought I’d try something new and create a ‘digital’ German Talk. This is a first for me, and I certainly had some fun playing around with PowerPoint & Co. I hope you enjoy the outcome.
You find the instructions below. They should help to navigate the different documents and the presentation itself. I had a kind friend who patiently proofread and tried the various documents, the presentation and instructions, so – hopefully – all should work just fine.
You are very welcome to send some feedback – positive and negative. Just email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a couple of weeks or so, I will also publish a slightly longer English version of the text here on the School of Art blog. It’s something I have been working on since last spring, but kept getting distracted from. Now seems the right time to finally finish it….. 🙂
Take care of yourselves and all the very best wishes,
The first PDF is the usual document with the text and exercises that you would get from me during a talk and which I would usually upload here on the museum’s blog afterwards. You might want to download that one first of all. If you can, print if off, so that you can read along the presentation which is the next link. I included the images in the text as well, in case you can’t open the presentation.
You should be able to download the PowerPoint presentation. When it’s downloaded, you can just click on it and it should open without problems. I tried to make it a bit more ‘exciting’ than a usual slide show, and hopefully it should give the impression, as if you were walking around an actual exhibition – more or less anyway.
You can ‘walk’ through the gallery from ‘wall to wall’ simply by clicking your mouse.
- There are little arrows on the left at the bottom of the presentation with which you can also move forwards and backwards between slides.
You see a loudspeaker symbol in some of the slides. When you hover across it, you can see a ‘play’ sign. Click, and you get the text that goes with the image/s read out by me. Unfortunately, the sound quality isn’t fantastic, so you might want to turn up the volume. I tried to read quite slowly, so I hope you are able to understand it well.
When the recording is finished, you can move on with another mouse click.
After the Vagrants images, the exercises will start with the next slide. I tried to make them ‘interactive’, so please don’t be too quick with clicking your mouse again. You might then see the solutions to the questions/tasks before you solved them yourself. You also have all the exercises/solutions in your first PDF as well.
The other PDFs are poems that are mentioned in the talk. The Summer Woods is the one you’d need for one of the exercises.
As usual, you are very welcome to print out everything for your own personal use, but please don’t distribute or use anything for any other cause, especially the images, as they are under copyright. All images that have a ‘PL’-number are from the School of Art collection. However, some images belong, for example, to the Tate, and they kindly allowed me to use them, because the talk is educational/non-commercial.
(Links will open in a new window. The presentation will be downloaded and can then be opened.)