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Lara Ermer

City without sea

Nuremberg is feeling maritime, today. A little Italy with a scent of bratwurst.

With great effort, beaches were provided, at the lake and at the river. Even in the city centre, one is built up every year, sand grain to sand grain, sweat to sweat. In only a few weeks’ time, everything will be tidied up. Sisyphus is wearing flip-flops today.

Now, however, there is the beach, ice cream is dripping, sunscreen is sticking. Only the sea keeps us waiting – how far is it supposed to rise anyways? At times, one is ordering a drink. Refuelling liquid, sweating on. Mostly beer. But sometimes, one gets adventurous here: A Gin and Tonic maybe, that could be refreshing!

A good Gin and Tonic comes without bells and whistles or cocktail umbrellas. A good Gin and Tonic needs Gin, Tonic, ice, and a slice of cucumber. In 2017, the cucumber harvest held off. Not enough liquid, all vaporized. In 2017, a good Gin and Tonic came without bells and whistles and cocktail umbrellas and the slice of cucumber. But at least, there was beer.

A good beer comes without bells and whistles and added flavours. A good beer needs good hops, nothing else. Those who live here foster and nurture their hops. Those who live here are proud of their beer. The heat, however, is not a good gardener. It steals flavouring, steals harvests. In 2017, there was too little hops. In 2017, a good beer came without bells and whistles and with less aroma.

Nuremberg is wearing worry lines today. With great effort, the climate is cared for. There are parks grown on rooftops and parking lots. A piece of nature with a scent of asphalt. 

And after the work is done, a beer.

Umetnica:

Lara Ermer, Nemčija

Organizacija:

N2025 – Kandidaturna ekipa Nürnberga, mesta kandidata za EPK 2025, Nemčija

O umetnici:

Lara Ermer je pesniška slemerka, avtorica in komičarka, ki živi v Frankfurtu. Še vedno organizira kulturne prireditve v okolici svojega rojstnega mesta Fürth, ki se nahaja blizu Nürnberga, leta 2018 pa je prejela nagrado za kulturno promocijo Fürtha. Marca 2019 jo je Mestna regija Nürnberg razglasila za umetnico meseca. Mesto brez morja je prevedla Teresa Reichl.

Vrsta umetniškega dela: Kratko literarno besedilo
O umetniškem delu:

Če živiš v Nürnbergu, se podnebna kriza včasih zdi zelo abstraktna, kot da bi bila daleč stran. Toda ob poglabljanju v to temo sem ugotovila, da so naraščajoče temperature naših ljubljenih poletij že vplivale na letine.

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