This & That

This & That

In the local coffee shop Pausini I have a chat with the barista. Turns out she was born in Alt-Tempelhof, went to school here, left the neighbourhood only shortly for a stay in Pankow and some work in Prenzlauerb…

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Easy Piece (for 2022)

Easy Piece (for 2022)

This Easy Piece was played on New Year's Eve.  You can hear the Berlin fireworks in the background, at some point with a bang. It is a melange of  children pieces by Erik Satie, some fun facts, a piec…

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Unserious

Unserious

I've been watching the documentary The Life of Andy Warhol and it made me, if possible, even more in awe of what Andy Warhol did. Another nice detail that I found out online (sorry, forgot where, I th…

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Not-Knowing

Not-Knowing

A has been indulging the new publication of Paul McCartney's songs. He sent me a snippet that he thought I would like. It's about novelist and short story writer Donald Barthelme who in his essay …

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Hommage aux Ratés

Hommage aux Ratés

In one of my seminars at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, a student came up, in a bisociative thinking exercise, with the idea of a Museum for Losers. Robert Filiou would have liked that. In his Teaching and…

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Women Need Adjectives

Women Need Adjectives

There’s jazz music at eight in the morning at Bar Svetozar in Belgrade. People are smoking cigarettes. It would be cool if I had been here the whole night, drinking whiskey and writing my Bukowski book. I…

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Beuys2021. Live-In-Lab. Day 8: Gathering Fire

Beuys2021. Live-In-Lab. Day 8: Gathering Fire

Yesterday, Live-In-Lab came to an end. “Are gathering fires always happy occasions?” It was one of the questions on the blackboard of Collectif ETC. So we lit the fire on the ceramic barbecues and mingled…

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Beuys2021. Live-In-Lab. Day 8: Softness

Beuys2021. Live-In-Lab. Day 8: Softness

There is a soft room created by Sinah, Niamh, Garance, Eve, Naomi and Jan in Live-In-Lab. Radical action seems to suggest a hardening of a position, but does it need to be. If you’re soft, you remain open…

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