• Wednesday14.10.
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    VIDEO: “MOOS” – LITERATURE MEETS ART

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    Klaus Modick in conversation with Catherine Mundt of the hr2-kultur radio station
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    YouTube: Stiftung Nantesbuch. Kunst und Natur, 
    Playlist Museum Sinclair-Haus
    Online starting on Wednesday, Oct. 14

    Klaus Modick’s novella “Moos” (Moss) is about the biologist Lukas Ohlburg, who spends his life doing systematic, scientifically distanced research on plants, but shortly before his death experiences a change: Ohlburg develops a strong affinity for moss, which he cannot deny and refuses to do so. He experiences a painful longing for connection, all the way to becoming one with moss, which makes everything, man and moss alike, equally valuable to him. Klaus Modick’s literary debut is currently being rediscovered. The author reads from “Moos” and discusses his first novella with Catherine Mundt, including the question what it has to do with our view of nature today.

  • Thursday29.10.
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    LIVE: PHILOSOPHICAL WANDERINGS

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    The traditional format with Dr. Stefan Scholz, Catholic Academy Rabanus Maurus, Frankfurt

    Dates: Thu, Oct. 29, at 5 and 6 pm 

    Location: Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg v.d.H.

    The term “nature” is derived from the Latin nasci, being born. To this day, humanism is considered the birth of the humanities. The position of post-humanism suspects that this very focus on humankind is one of the main reasons so many of us today have forgotten nature. Transhumanism considers human beings a symbiosis of nature, culture and technology. The irritation about what is nature reflects a certain self-induced human madness. A philosophical treasure hunt with Dr. Stefan Scholz. 

    Fee: 4 Euros plus admission
    To register, please contact (note that the number of participants is limited):
    T +49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

  • Wednesday11.11.
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    Video: FILM MEETS ART

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    FILM MEETS ART
    What is Nature?
    A literary short film project in four parts
    With Julia Pitsch and Leon Häder
    Director: Kornelius Eich
    Costumes: Mareike Wehrmann
    Video artist: Benjamin Lüdtke

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    YouTube: Stiftung Nantesbuch. Kunst und Natur,
    Playlist Museum Sinclair-Hausstarting Wed, Nov. 11

    This project explores the question “What is nature?” in a series of four short films. Taking individual artifacts in the exhibition as their point of departure, the films offer their own perspective in conjunction with literary and poetic texts. Various genres and styles flash by – film as an experimental laboratory. Where will the journey end, as texts by Dietmar Dath, Philip K. Dick, Marlen Haushofer and Silke Scheuermann open rooms for thought and explore further notions about nature?

    I. Poem Meets Artifact
    The exhibition becomes the venue for an exploration of the meeting between visual art, science and literature. The first film approaches the artifacts exhibited by way of literary texts and poems: an experiment with different views of what we call nature.

    II. Future Past
    We eliminate humankind and look back. Only the last two remaining humans walk through an exhibition of the past, asking themselves: why did the loud, stinky, all-encompassing occupancy of humanity end so violently? Why did humankind have to experience the end it did?

    III. Reality“
    Die Wand” (The Wall) by Marlen Haushofer. Two actresses recite the text. Places change, and words gain space. What is the nature of humankind?

    IV. Westerburg – A Film Noir
    Hat pulled deep into her face. Hardly any light. Rain. The case must be solved. The suspect sits across from her, and the interrogation begins. The interview room has a slightly museum-like quality. What will she learn? 

    The videos will be available from November 11 onwards on the website of the Museum Sinclair-Haus and on the YouTube channel of the Nantesbuch Foundation for Art and Nature on the Museum Sinclair-Haus playlist.

  • Thursday19.11.
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    LIVE: PHILOSOPHICAL WANDERINGS

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    The traditional format with Dr. Stefan Scholz, Catholic Academy Rabanus Maurus, Frankfurt

    Dates: Thu, Nov. 19, at 5 and 6 pm 

    Location: Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg v.d.H. 

    The term “nature” is derived from the Latin nasci, being born. To this day, humanism is considered the birth of the humanities. The position of post-humanism suspects that this very focus on humankind is one of the main reasons so many of us today have forgotten nature. Transhumanism considers human beings a symbiosis of nature, culture and technology. The irritation about what is nature reflects a certain self-induced human madness. A philosophical treasure hunt with Dr. Stefan Scholz. 

    Fee: 4 Euros plus admission
    To register, please contact (note that the number of participants is limited):
    T +49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

  • Monday30.11.
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    VIDEO TALK: PHILOSOPHICAL LECTURE AND EXERCISE

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    What is Nature?
    Philosophical Approaches in Education
    With Sinan von Stietencron, artist, philosopher and trainer (Nantesbuch Foundation for Art and Nature; Academy of Philosophical Education and the Dialogue of Values, Munich)

    DATES:
    Mon, Nov. 30, 6-7:30 pm
    Introductory Presentation: How to Deal with the Question “What is Nature?”

    Mon, Dec. 7, 6-7:30 pm 
    Introductory Presentation and Exercise: Philosophy and Aesthetic Research in Education 

    The question “What is Nature?” opens the door to fundamental considerations on the relationship between humankind and the world, inspiring both adults and children to do their own thinking and research. A philosophizing approach opens space for one’s own questions and answers, and thus for creative approaches in education. During the first event, facets of the term “nature” are examined. The following week, these approaches are further explored and applied. 

    Free admission, registration required (by Nov. 20):
    T +49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

    The meetings will take place as video conferences via Teams Education. After registering, participants will receive a login link. 

  • Monday07.12.
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    Video Talk: PHILOSOPHICAL LECTURE AND EXERCISE

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    What is Nature?
    Philosophical Approaches in Education
    With Sinan von Stietencron, artist, philosopher and trainer (Nantesbuch Foundation for Art and Nature; Academy of Philosophical Education and the Dialogue of Values, Munich)

    Dates:
    Mon, Nov. 30, 6-7:30 pm
    Introductory Presentation: How to Deal with the Question “What is Nature?”

    Mon, Dec. 7, 6-7:30 pm
    Introductory Presentation and Exercise: Philosophy and Aesthetic Research in Education

    The question “What is Nature?” opens the door to fundamental considerations on the relationship between humankind and the world, inspiring both adults and children to do their own thinking and research. A philosophizing approach opens space for one’s own questions and answers, and thus for creative approaches in education. During the first event, facets of the term “nature” are examined. The following week, these approaches are further explored and applied.

    Free admission, registration required (by Nov. 20):
    T +49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

    The meetings will take place as video conferences via Teams Education. After registering, participants will receive a login link. 

  • Thursday10.12.
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    Video Talk: BOOK PRESENTATION AND CONVERSATION

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    What is Nature?
    Searching the Frankfurt Airport
    Conversation with the historian of science Nils Güttler (ETH Zurich) and the ornithologist Bernd Petri (NABU).
    Introduction: Kathrin Meyer, Director of the Museum Sinclair-Haus
    Moderator: Regina Oehler, science journalist

    Date: Thu, Dec. 10, 7:30 pm

    In early December, the publication accompanying the exhibition “What is Nature?” is scheduled for release, featuring contributions from academia, the arts and literature. Scientific texts and literary excerpts explore the question “What is Nature?”, in search of new concepts of nature and the role of humankind. Kathrin Meyer (Director of the Museum Sinclair-Haus) will present the book accompanying the exhibition in this video conference. Afterwards, the historian of science Nils Güttler and the ornithologist Bernd Petri will discuss the relationship between nature, culture and technology, using the Frankfurt Airport as an example. For several years, the historian of science Nils Güttler has been examining the historical and current co-existence of humans, plants and animals in the natural and cultural area of the Frankfurt Airport (he has also contributed to the publication accompanying the exhibition). Bernd Petri is an expert for ecological questions in this field, especially as concerns birds. He is a passionate soundscaper and has contributed sound recordings to the exhibition “What is Nature?”. This event, which takes place as a video conference, will be moderated by Regina Oehler.

    Free admission,
    registration necessary (by Dec. 1):
    T +49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

    After registering, participants will receive a login link for the video conference.

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