The programmes of literature and contemporary art were successfully combined in the joint project of Goethe‘s institute, the festival partner, and VDA Nida Art Colony writers: Nils Mohl, Corinne Roche and Paulina Eglė Pukytė read excerpts from their texts created on the topic of a fictitious meeting of Thomas Mann and Jean Paul Sartre in Nida.
A meeting in an afterlife hotel, Th.Mann‘s panic attacks in front of dunes and discussions with J. P. Sartre about the future of Europe including the genres of the essay, drama and novel – it seems that the framework of the theme did not restrict the authors‘ creativity, and the combination of three different European languages in one event was fascinating.

What could’ve happened if Thomas Mann would’ve met Jean-Paul Sartre in the dunes of Nida? Ignoring the limits imposed by time-space, we’re raising this question to three professional writers, selected by Goethe Institute, French Institute and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. We hope they will take their time to elaborate on the question during their residency period starting in April and ending in mid-May 2014.

The three writers: Corinne Roche (FR), Paulina Pukytė (LT), Nils Mohl (DE) are the authors of this BLOG, which is the reflection of their quotidian life in Nida, following the footsteps of those who were there, and creating paths to things that might have happened.

The project is a common initiative ofGoethe Institut Litauen, L’Institut français de Lituanie and Nida Art Colony.