(Please scroll down for english version) Das Buch zur Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018. Seit 1999 gibt dieses große internationale Festival (mit ca. 80 Ausstellungen und über 300 Künstlern) alle drei Jahre einen Überblick über zeitgenössische Entwicklungen künstlerischer und dokumentarischer Fotografie. Die großen Hamburger Ausstellungseinrichtungen (Kunsthalle, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Deichtorhallen etc,) nehmen mit eigenen Ausstellungen an der Triennale teil. Der Untertitel des Buches ist auch die inhaltliche Klammer, der von Krzysztof Candrowicz kuratierten Veranstaltung. Die Welt im 21. Jahrhundert ist geprägt von sich ständig beschleunigenden Veränderungsprozessen, die Menschheit befindet sich aktuell in einer gewaltigen Umbruchsituation. Digitalisierung, Klimawandel, Migrationsströme, Bevölkerungsexplosion und Globalisierung verlangen nach neuen Lösungen und Denkansätzen. Unter dem Motto ´´Breaking Point. Searching for Change´´ greift die 7. Triennale der Photographie Hamburg diese Debatte auf. Welche Antworten können Künstler in die Diskussionen einbringen? Welche Aufgaben hat die Fotografie? Die in diesem Buch versammelten Arbeiten sowie die Texte der Autoren und Museumskuratoren haben sich diesen Herausforderungen angenommen und reflektieren das Thema ´´Breaking Point´´ höchst komplex, anregend und ideenreich. The book to the 2018 Triennale of Photography Hamburg. Every three years since 1999, this large international festival (with ca. 80 exhibitors and over 300 artists) presents an overview of contemporary developments in artistic and documentary photography. The large Hamburg exhibition institutions (Kunsthalle, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Deichtorhallen, etc.) participate in the Triennale with their own exhibitions. The book´s subtitle is also the contextual focus of the event curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz. The world in the twenty-first century is characterized by constantly accelerating processes of change; mankind is currently undergoing an enormous phase of upheaval. Digitalization, climate change, waves of migration, population explosion, and globalization demand new solutions and ways of thinking. Under the motto ´´Breaking Point: Searching for Change,´´ the seventh Triennale of Photography Hamburg takes up this debate. What answers can artists contribute to the discussion? What are the tasks of photography? The works collected in this book as well as the texts by the authors and museum curators have taken up these challenges and reflect on the subject of the ´´breaking point´´ in a manner that is highly complex, imaginative, and inspiring.
Breaking Point. Searching for Change:7. Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018 Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018
The story is set in West Cork, Ireland, in the present day. Two girls, Maeve and Aelish, are at a pivotal point in their lives, leaving their childhood behind and embarking on their future, as they look forward to university. They find a discarded lottery ticket that turns out to be worth five million euro. The signed name on the ticket is easy to read, but finding the woman with the very common name of Sheila Murphy proves to be more difficult than they expect. In their quest to find the owner of the ticket, they encounter a number of Sheila Murphys, learning valuable lessons from each of the women along the way. As the story unfolds, the lives of the inhabitants of West Cork are revealed to be intertwined and connected in ways they had not realised. Maeve and Aelish lead us gaily on a path of friendship, love, loss, learning, and ultimately, optimism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aisling Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116194/bk_acx0_116194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Has it ever struck you how so much of life involves searching for something? It could be searching for yourself, a mate, a job, a career, a new hobby, doctor, grocery store, or even a new way of living. What each of these areas have in common is they involve a search to be undertaken in order to be found. We each have been given one life to live, and it is in the searching, in all its various forms, that we find this life and what it means for us. This life I am talking about can be likened to a gem, a very exquisite and precious stone. This gem is meant for the seeker to discover at various points throughout his or her lifetime. Finding these gemstones is not a one-time occurrence; rather, it´s a deep-sea exploration that takes an entire lifetime to unearth and cultivate. Sometimes this life is found in the small things that are right in front of us, and other times it takes an excavator to bring them to the surface, as you´ve got to really mine for them. After all, these gems aren´t precious stones for no reason at all. However they come about, this life and these life moments are universal in nature, yet they are unique and personal for each one of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Seed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121426/bk_acx0_121426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in today’s world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam’s sacred texts, including the Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Jeffry R. Halverson asserts that the foundation for nonviolence in Islam already exists. He points to the exemplary lives and teachings of modern Muslim champions of nonviolence, including Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from the tribal regions of Pakistan whose 100,000 Muslim followers peacefully resisted British colonial rule in India. Using rich historical narratives and data from leading NGOs and international governmental organizations, Halverson also makes the case that by eliminating the high costs of warfare, nonviolence opens the door to such important complementary initiatives as micro-financing and women’s education programs. Ultimately, he endorses Muslim conceptions of nonviolence and argues for the formulation of a nonviolent version of jihad as an active mode of social transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010069/bk_adbl_010069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family´s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before. In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu´s great-great-grandfather Liu´s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity, moves to China to work in his uncle´s semiconductor chip business. Once there a conversation with his grandmother, his last living link to dynastic China, ignites a desire to learn more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside, Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family’s long march back home. Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past 200 years and provides a revealing, lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Huan Hsu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004101/bk_rand_004101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scarlett Point is a short story from the best-selling author of Safe House. Cutler is a man with a secret, camping by the coast on the Isle of Man. Luke is a young boy hunting for an elusive treasure from an incomplete map. Their lives collide at Scarlett Point in a story about trust, redemption and how sometimes you find what you most need when you’re searching for something else. Chris Ewan’s latest standalone thriller is Dark Tides. Safe House, his first standalone thriller, was a number one best seller in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Dead Line, his second thriller, was published in 2013. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023899/bk_adbl_023899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´This is a bad place. I don´t think people are meant to live here.” Longtime residents of Harper´s Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow´s Point Lighthouse. Some say it´s cursed. Others claim it´s haunted. Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse´s construction including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents, disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds. The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988, and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since. Until tonight. Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of 13 books about the supernatural, and, this evening, he will enter the Widow´s Point Lighthouse searching for material for his next best-seller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And, although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone. In this remarkable collaboration, father-and-son writing team Richard and Billy Chizmar combine forces to tell a chilling ghost story that will make you think twice about what is waiting for you in the dark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chet Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116418/bk_acx0_116418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers. In 1962, the National Basketball Association, stepchild to the college game, was searching for its identity. Its teams were mostly white, the number of black players limited by an unspoken quota. Games were played in drafty, half-filled arenas, and the players traveled on buses and trains, telling tall tales, playing cards, and sometimes reading Joyce. Into this scene stepped the unprecedented Wilt Chamberlain: strong and quick-witted, voluble and enigmatic, a seven-footer who played with a colossal will and a dancer´s grace. Pomerantz tracked down Knicks and Philadelphia Warriors, fans, journalists, team officials, other NBA stars of the era, and basketball historians, conducting more than 250 interviews in all, to recreate in painstaking detail the game that announced the Dipper´s greatness. At the heart of the book is the self-made Chamberlain, a romantic cosmopolitan who owned a nightclub in Harlem and shrugged off segregation with a bebop cool but harbored every slight deep in his psyche. March 2, 1962, presented the awesome sight of Wilt Chamberlain imposing himself on a world that would diminish him. Wilt, 1962 is not only the dramatic story of a singular basketball game but a meditation on small towns, mid-century America, and one of the most intriguing figures in the pantheon of sports heroes. BONUS: This audio contains the original fourth-quarter radio broadcast of Wilt´s record-shattering 100-point game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000489/bk_bkot_000489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo.As tempers begin to flare between the Duros and the New Republic, and between groups of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro...and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust.The unrest only strengthens Jacen Solo´s growing belief that a true Jedi should not fight, but should lead others to peace through a deeper understanding of the Force. Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy´s destiny toward the light or toward darkness - with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Cumpsty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000443/bk_rhuk_000443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.