Akbar Simonse as Pictureman in Media Me.
Yesterdays recordings went very well. Akbar Simonse is a man with many faces. He can look like a professor in literature or like a member of the Hells Angels. A very open minded, tolerant, sensitive and intelligent person. Photographer, smoker.
Akbar means Big. He’s got a great passion for art and poetry. He tried to publish his own poems at the age of 18, but after he received compliments from the Dutch conservative newspaper De Telegraaf, he burnt all his work and never wrote poetry again. Work approved by De Telegraaf meant it had to be worthless, he decided.
Ronnie Griens and I did a little interview with Akbar Simonse about the nine themes of Media Me, and about online loneliness…
All material will be pubished online soon.
So the proces of dramatising and visualising the impact of the Digital Revolution on our lives, through the eyes of and old streetphotograher, the narrator of the story, has started.
Media Me, you’re in my story.
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