To Become Like A Dog

To Become Like A Dog

Of all the seasons, maybe autumn is the best one for writing. It's the cosiest season to stay home - and in the end, one needs to be home (and alone) to write.  Reading and writing is connected. I've been…

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Coffee Kafka

Coffee Kafka

You might already know about my favourite writing exercise to loosen up the sound of the hand: the Coffee Cup Exercise. You can do it preferably in the morning, also preferably at the bakery, and you need…

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Autumnal Flash Stories

Autumnal Flash Stories

It's mid autumn. Did you know that for a long time there was no concept for autumn? There were just names for the extremes of winter and summer, and then spring joined in the 12th century. But autumn …

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Tabea Blumenschein: Matriarchat Marzahn

Tabea Blumenschein: Matriarchat Marzahn

Tabea Blumenschein, photographed by Wolfgang Müller, 2018 “Tabea communicated with T-shirts!” her friend DJ Fetisch laughs in the art space Townes, “T-shirts were her billboard.” Wolfgang Müller is tellin…

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Why Sex Always Gets Better

Why Sex Always Gets Better

Arte is showing a new documentary by Teresa Griffiths on Lee Miller. I'm a fan of Lee Miller's work but the documentary is feminist in that awful kind of way, reducing everything Lee Miller did t…

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The End of Event Culture

The End of Event Culture

There is this vague news that the Berlin Art Week is starting and the 11th Berlin Biennale is opening or might already have opened this weekend. Nobody seems to get excited and even social media is kind o…

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"While...": Tate & Andy Warhol

"While...": Tate & Andy Warhol

There is a lot of emphasis on Andy Warhol being gay in the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Tate, tracking "the impulses that drove this shy, gay man to be an artist" as the introduction text says.…

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Another Email from the Berlin Biennial

Another Email from the Berlin Biennial

It must be two years now that I have been receiving emails from the Berlin Biennial on a regular basis. Invitations to events all over the city with different curators and artists, or that is what I t…

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