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Touch Me captures scenes in dance courses, amusement parks and cruise ships in Sweden. In all these places people gather to dance to “dansbandsmusik” (Swedish for dance band music). 

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Otto Griebel

Biography
1895 Born in Meerane
1909 Student at the Königliche Zeichenschule in Dresden
1911 Student at the Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden
1915–18 Soldier on the Western Front in France
1919 Joins the Kommunistische Partei Deutschland (KPD), begins studying at the Kunstakademie in Dresden
1921 Participation in the March Action in Central Germany
In the nineteen-twenties, member of the Novembergruppe, the Bielefeld group “Der Wurf,” the “Junge Rheinland,” as well as the Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919
1933 Imprisonment and confiscation of works from Griebel’s studio; Griebel’s conditional release
1935–39 Exhibition designer at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden
1939–40 Military service
1940–43 Designer for the “Deutsche Landwerbung GmbH” and exhibition designer in Krakow
1944 Compulsory service as a technical draftsman at the Pioneer headquarters in Poland (discharged in January 1945)
February 13, 1945 Destruction of his apartment and studio in the bombing of Dresden, loss of all the works in his possession
1946–52 Works as an art teacher in Dresden
1952–60 Docent and director of studies at the Arbeiter- und Bauern-Fakultät der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
Starting in 1945 Numerous unpublished texts on cultural-historical topics, memoirs
1972 Dies in Dresden

1986 Posthumous publication of his autobiographical book, Ich war ein Mann der Strasse. Lebenserinnerungen eines Dresdner Malers
2012 Two lost works by Griebel are found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt

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