Mike Brand
Sketches Sometimes
Gallery Album Catalogue Sketches Sometimes


Inspiration and Other Notes
Visiting the Jewish Cemetery in Prague, My mother in Danzig watching the start of the war, My father seeing the aftermath, Neo-nazis entering a café on Colditz marketplace, Eyes saw right through me in Meißen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in Berlin.
I added a soundtrack to the 1927 Walther Ruttmann film, ‘BERLIN die Symphonie der Großstadt’, using Lou Reed's Berlin album as a framework, along with popular songs from Germany 1922-1933, punctuated by Nico's chilling rendition of the national anthem, and it is fascinating to see this classic piece of film alongside the 2002 interpretation.
I Bertolt Brecht Foyer Installation
Progress Theatre, 5-14 Mar 2009
Timebox Website
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