This is Črt from Praha/Prag! A crazy film maker and camera collector … I asked him what his name means, the only name in the world without vowels! (pronounce it like “Chirt”) … and he said: it means nothing where he comes from – Slovenia – but in Czech where he lives now it means “Devil”. Hoooaah!! 😉
Daphne du Maurier made me fall in love with Donald Sutherland.
One of the best films ever – Nicolas Roeg has just died …. „Don’t look now“ … a film that I saw when I was in my teenage years that impressed me like hell … one of the best horror films ever … when the red caped dwarf turns around and reveils a spooky old face … aaaaah …. the second face … the blue eyed blind woman … the silent soft boatride through the canals of Venice … a film about premonition, time travel, a warning, an ending love … but more, it reminds me of one of my most loved novels by Daphne du Maurier: „Ein Tropfen Zeit“ in German, „The House on the Strand“ in English … if you ever get the chance to read it: do it! It is about a person travelling in time using a weird drug potion, making him go back into time, into addicting and most fascinating stories of murder, adultery, plague, betrayal in the 14th century … but only in his mind, not in his body … that’s why he finally mixes the two worlds more and more … walking on a train trail that is not real in his 14th century meadows …
There is scarcely a book in the world that dragged me more into a fantastic bubble like this one. Even Daphne says: „I got so hooked on the story I actually woke up one day with nausea and dizziness“.
Making an installation for a new film called „Kicherlotto / Chickpea Lotto“!!
The peas are numbered from 1 to 49 – the German lotto needs 6 numbers – and they will germinate and sprout in only a few days. As soon as I see a little sprout coming out I will note the number and play lotto with the first 6!!
I got it! Original chemistry for old ORWO colour super 8 films! Also working well with Agfachrome films from the 70s. It will be a challenge. Pretty poisonous stuff …. don’t breath too much. Thank you, Adrian!!
Kreuzberger Himmel … it is a restaurant in Yorckstrasse 8 that opened in 2017 and is run by refugees, offering Syrians, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans — among others — an opportunity to gain their footing and learn how to cook and manage a restaurant, do an internship, integrate, survive … The driving force behind this idea is Be An Angel e.V., a charitable organization founded by journalist Andreas Tölke with the aim of connecting communities and sharing culture.
3 religions, 6 languages, 4 nations. The food is extremely yummy. It is possible! The property belongs to the catholic church. Who cares! The bottom line of all religions is caring for your neighbour. Should be. Misogyny and hatred is manmade. They give. They live. Connect and share. I raise my glass of red wine, Cuvée de Printemps, Lebanon, to all of you loving and helping people.
Oooooh that was cold, but I made it! I took a short, a very short bath.
September is ending, the summer season is over, dark clouds are coming, the light gets a golden tone.
I took some pinhole photos (you see the Illy coffee camera?) and hopefully captured the magic mood!