At the moment Grey Feather is basically me and my network.
Me, that is Olivia Stubbe, born in 1986, raised in Leipzig.
After having lived a year in New Zealand I moved to Berlin in 2006 and started to study Philosophy, first in Potsdam, then Berlin.
I am extremely proud of having achieved my M.A. in Philosophy at Humboldt University.
To be up front: no, I have never read Hegel and neither did I have a lot of patience with Kant. I am also unwilling (and unable) to name my „favourite philosopher“. I’m neither well versed with the Greeks or the French. For me, the interesting questions were to be found in the areas of Analytical Philosophy and the Philosophy of the Mind. Those areas were most helpful in understanding humanity, as they intersected with our ability to create literature, theatre, film; all means to explore what we are. In this respect, every script, play or short story is just like any old philosophy text. And learning how to do philosophy is like learning how to make films: it means learning to ask questions and how to express your thoughts as precisely as possible.
Basically: if you think you have completely understood a text after having read it once, you’ve been doing it wrong. You need to learn how to ask questions.
I’m bringing this approach to my work, whether it is the theatre, a short film or my day-job as a receptionist and praxis manager.
Like everyone else, I’m winging it and try to stay honest about what I can and cannot yet do. In certain areas I rock. I do. In others, I’m at the beginning of my learning curve. And that is okay.
At the moment, I mainly direct my attention to short films and to writing scripts as well as doing Production work.
In the future, I hope to do some more theatre work. But one step at a time.