Time to Listen

Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

The project “Time to Listen” presents a collection of stories – told by narrators from all genres of art, from all over the world.

New Videos

Portrait of Arnold Zable, Melbourne © Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable, Melbourne
A story of hugs and prisons by Arnold Zable

Author and human rights activist Arnold Zable tells the story of Farhad, an artist who fled from Kurdistan to Australia seven years ago. There, the freedom that he was searching for was also denied to him. But Farhad refuses to be intimidated. Then, one day...

Emanuele Soavi & Meritxell Aumedes Molinero © Emanuele Soavi & Meritxell Aumedes Molinero

Emanuele Soavi & Meritxell Aumedes Molinero, Cologne

A hand that embraces from behind. A foot that embraces from behind. A second body in the clothes. Images of embracing, growing together, merging, encircling - building intensity without words.

Portrait of Chao Liu, Berlin © Chao Liu

Chao Liu, Berlin
How come … Hugging is part of me?

The artist Chao Liu talks about his mother, who - growing up in Mao's China of the Cultural Revolution – was not accustomed to hugging someone. Yet, for Chao Liu this gesture is an essential part of himself. What happened when he and his mother hugged for the first time?

More stories and encounters

Realization: Thomas Böhm (texts, editing and design), Dr. Anne-Bitt Gerecke, Martin Bach, Marie Kiewe, Miriam Spinrath (editing and design), Marcus Sporkmann (video editing) und Eliphas Nyamogo (editing)


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