Being an actor in times of corona. Kai Ivo Baulitz in conversation with Martin Lenz (video)

This is the first installment of my new video series Philosophical Chats. In this episode, I have a conversation (for about 40 minutes) with my old friend Kai Ivo Baulitz, an actor and playwright, who is currently in Prague for a film shooting, but has to quarantine most of the time.* – We talk about how the crisis changed our minds and ways, about Kai’s situation in Prague, about being under surveillance, about anger and guilt, about acting and kissing, about how doing philosophy is like having a midlife crisis, about embracing fatalism, and about how we end up feeling inconsistent much of the time. Enjoy!

Being an actor in times of corona. Kai Ivo Baulitz in conversation with Martin Lenz (video)

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* Fun fact: This year, Kai and I would have celebrated our 30th school leaving anniversary (Abiturfeier), but corona took care of preventing that. Perhaps this conversation makes up for that a bit.

Those who know us from our school days might find it particularly ironic that Kai is currently stuck in Prague.

2 thoughts on “Being an actor in times of corona. Kai Ivo Baulitz in conversation with Martin Lenz (video)

  1. It is the comments on fatalism that reasonate most clearly with me. But perhaps this is compounded by the shock of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s recent passing. More specifically, two points in the conversation: one point was a series of remarks about choice and the way that choices exhibit our adaptation to changing circumstances. The other had to do with a sense of inevitability, in the face of the pandemic. Thank you for allowing us to “be a fly on the wall”.

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