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My view on art & culture in March 2017 in my private pictures & meandering words

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The entrance to the stage workshop of Volksbühne in Weissensee

The entrance to the stage workshop of Volksbühne in Weissensee

This is the entrance to the stage workshop of Volksbühne in Weissensee. ⠀
Volksbühne – so many memories are connected with it. ⠀
The fist time I was there was for the concert of the back then new band Tocotronic in August 1996. I didn’t live in Berlin and the internet as we know it now didn’t exist yet, so we just tried naively to get rest-tickets. Luckily it worked out and I didn’t have a reason to complain like the title of their back then just released album «Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren» said it.
Many evenings to be remembered followed there. Also some sleep is envolved here, that comes with theatre productions lasting five hours or more. But over the years I got trained. How good the training was will be tested when I will hopefully get to see the latest staging of «Faust» by Frank Castorf which I was told goes at least for 8 if not for 10 hours even. ⠀
I will deeply miss the challenges the Volkbühne put me in – if the rumours of the announced changes will really become true. ⠀
In January I called them, because I had to cancel a ticket. The music they played while I was on hold was the word «Danke», sung by the choir of Volksbühne in a version of a German Christian hymn written by Martin Gotthard Schneider and one of the first songs in the genre later called new spiritual song. With the lines missing the message it seems to say: «Thanks for nothing!» – and rightly so, because we have to say thank you! ⠀
DANKE, VOLKSBÜHNE! • ⠀


Claudia Sarnthein's presentation «Von Alters her/ From the Old» at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Claudia Sarnthein’s presentation «Von Alters her/ From the Old» at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

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Archeological & Archival, Photography, Visual & Iconic

My view on art & culture in February 2017 in my private pictures & meandering words

Please follow me on Instagram for regular updates.


Hanne Lippard's exhibition «Flesh» at KW Berlin

Hanne Lippard’s exhibition «Flesh» at KW Berlin

Finally I made it into the exhibition of Norwegian artist Hanne Lippard at KW Berlin called «Flesh», which was run over at the opening weekend and which is set in an attic style space reachable though a spiral staircase located in the center hall. In this environment paved with flesh-coloured carpet banal phrases and self help techniques are bent together by Hanne Lippard to form an acoustic artwork which fills the empty environment with an extra low ceiling in which it is set. Putting words, homonyms and homophones on top of each other she piles up a wall of sound to break through for the visitor. We become the listener to a surrealistic piece which preaches peace and peaks in appeasement, while we stare out of the windows to gaze over the roofs into the lives of the others. «If not now then when?» •


«alien matter», an exhibition as part of the 30th Transmediale-Festival in Berlin – here I am inside the artwork «Video Palace #44 – The Hidden Universe, 2017» by Joep van Liefland | Photo: Unknown helping hand @ HKW – Thank you! ❤

«alien matter», an exhibition as part of the 30th Transmediale-Festival in Berlin – here I am inside the artwork «Video Palace #44 – The Hidden Universe, 2017» by Joep van Liefland | Photo: Unknown helping hand @ HKW – Thank you! ❤

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