At the Hairdresser

At the Hairdresser

Do you also have a hard time saying no to the hairdresser? I hadn't been at the hair salon for months and when I went yesterday, I was so bored out of my mind with myself that I was up for everything. Haird…

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Fiction Writing Group 5: The Fridge

Fiction Writing Group 5: The Fridge

This session was about blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction. I took the prompt "spying on someone." Watching the neighbours became an evening entertainment. By now, she knew their sc…

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Fiction writing Group 4: At The Museum

Fiction writing Group 4: At The Museum

The exercise of this week was to play with time, to dart in and out of the story instead of faithfully documenting it minute by minute. I took the prompt of "running late" and set the story in t…

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Raven Leilani: The Physical Feel of a Thing

Raven Leilani: The Physical Feel of a Thing

I'm actually doing more things in London than I could have possibly done in other circumstances. London has such an amazing offer in culture and now it is all online. A has been sending me links to al…

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Guest-Blog: You-Ambassador Charlotte Roschka (4)

Guest-Blog: You-Ambassador Charlotte Roschka (4)

Sometimes old you-messages fly past in front of my inner eye. This is mildly painful, because they evoke memories of the little traumas that have been lived through. If only there was a vaccination agains…

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Pose & Truth

Pose & Truth

Yesterday evening I tried to log into a few online events in the art world, a roundtable discussion at a Paris museum and another one at an artist book fair. Both just bored the hell out of me. As always …

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Daniel Chluba's Finocchio #thebirth

Daniel Chluba's Finocchio #thebirth

Daniel Chluba's new character is out! It was born yesterday on the Instagram Live of Bark Berlin Gallery  and is called "Finocchio". Finocchio sounds and also looks a bit like Pinocchio but …

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Fiction Writing Group 3: The Burglar

Fiction Writing Group 3: The Burglar

This session we looked at creating tension and how fear can be a great driving force of a novel. I took the prompt: "Write a story from the point of view of a burglar." The fluttering leaves is …

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