Anna M. Szaflarski

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In this episode, John Holten is joined live on the Tropez terrace by artist and writer Anna M. Szaflarski. In 2004, Szaflarski competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials. That is to say, she can swim, and swim well. For this session, she composed a special text for the context of Tropez, and indeed carries out a full blown swimming class! The audience participated, form was improved, the speed in the pool increased! Check it out. Anna published the book of stories and illustrations Very Normal People in 2019 and a collection of essays in Letters to the Editors in 2016.
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The British one-hit wonder Richard Sanderson is best known for singing about love, a kind of love constructed only for half way strangers, imaginations that he projects onto a single person. She could be everything! She could be the real fantasy. He could live in his dreams, so dreams could become reality, he wants the dream to be true so badly, he searches for the reality in it, he dissects it, he rethinks it, and he searches after it where he knows that it’ll be found. In it he sees only what confirms his search, the reality of it becomes ...
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Hearing someone say your name. A dear friend touching your arm. Feeling the texture of an unfamiliar object against your skin. The smell of frying fat, blooming oleander and chlorine mingling in your nostrils. Watching the pool water rhythmically spill over the edge of the basin and wash back in. This year’s summer programme was a visual and acoustic translation of touch and care. The swimming pool became the setting for a tender yet emphatic exhibition. The artworks blended into everyday life at the swimming pool. Children played the bronze gongs by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld daily—sometimes more, sometimes less gently. The ...

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