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Me In My Studio In South Sweden

This is me at www.brunakra.com … until when? Probably mid April. Can’t take the train through Denmark back home. But there’s a ferry from Trelleborg going to Rostock that is still running … swimming … every day. At the moment.

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Fluffy Chicken

I am fascinated by the chickens that run around freely here. Always in a flock. They wear their feathers in a fluffy style, they are old, fearless and very relaxed. Don’t lay eggs any more. Just enjoy the day.

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Tree Three

Here it is!

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A Treelogy

Can’t wait for tomorrow …

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Inside

It is so stormy today, grey and cold, that I don’t really feel like going outside, so I just stay inside and make a film about it …

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Chairs And Sugarbeets

My two favourite pinhole photos! Direct positives from negatives in their water bath.

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And Where Do I Go Tomorrow?

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Live Film Developing Performance Outside!

We set up a table and a laptop to stream the whole performance on Google-Meet, being in contact with 26 people all over … Sweden, I guess, and some visitors from farther away!

I developed a b&w super 8 film as usual in something weird, this time: sugarbeet tea!
It was fun to do it live, explain what I was doing and why it worked and communicating with the other world!!! HERE is a little 4 minute snippet on vimeo!!!

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Pinhole Photos Inside

What a stormy, brilliant, icecold, crisp day it is! I better stay inside … and do some long time exposure pinhole photos with my two favourite cameras: Illy and Spicecam. 1 hour / 2 hours exposure.

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A Glowing Row Of Trees

… I pass them almost every day. And every day it seems they become a tiny little bit more orange-red … Juice is climbing up their veins and make the twigs glow!!

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Beautiful Chicken

These chicken here at my residency look happy, they run around (always together) all day, explore garden and field, and they look nice aufgeplustert, featherish, healthy, coloured, beautiful!!

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A Live Developing Event

… being streamed.
Next coming Monday at 2 pm. We try to! You can participate. More info only on facebook …. at the moment. Click here.

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Blurred Horse

This is my favourite pinhole negative of the day. Find the horse!

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Sea Bench

I found my favourite bench. At the sea, surrounded by flowers that are just about to open their little buds. Almost no people around … maybe it’s mostly summer houses here, not yet opened for the season.
Anyway: I’ll be back. It’s calling for a sea film.

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A Contemplative Horse

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Day 7

Every day a pinhole photo.
Can you see what number 7 is?

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Sugarbeet Soup

I am surrounded by sugarbeet fields, so it is pretty obvious that I steal some and make a developer!
I chopped them (more leaves than roots this time of year of course) and boiled them for some time, then let the soup cool down to 32°, took the leaves and stuff out, added vitamin c and washing soda and developed a super 8 test stripe!
The result? Great! Good contrasts!
The smell? Like horseradish / Meerrettich. Yum!

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Equinox

Bye winter, hi spring!
The days are getting longer!
And my shadow, too!

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Torsk

I have it quite good here in my artist‘s exile … starting to draw fish, eating healthy food, watching sprouts grow, watching the sky (and now the stars and the illuminated church across the field). Did you know that Makrele – Mackerel – Makrill in Latin is Scomber Scombrus? 🙂

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Zuckerrübenlochkamerabild

Sugar beet pinhole picture!
What a stormy, cold and rainy day today! Don’t really feel like going outside … so I stay home, draw some fish (an idea for a super 8 film) and step only 10 m outside to set up my pinhole camera and take a picture (30 seconds exposure time) of … sugar beets. I don’t have a scanner here but my window is just ok. Yay, I love it! Some leaves are blurred … they shivered more than the others!

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Sugarbeet, Fish And Moss

Today I went to the sea again – heavy icecold wind from the South blew into my face – making me strong that’s what I thought, making me long for softer spring breezes even more, please, spring, come! Yes, she answered, I’m on my way, don’t you see the little sprouties everywhere?

One tough guy went straight into the water, a fisherman. I learned new Swedish fish words today: Havsöring, ål, spätta, torsk, makrill. Sad that you should better not eat them since they are full of dioxin and PCB. Overfished anyway.

My little house is surrounded by sugarbeet fields! Also I found a lot of bright coloured moss on the ground and on rocks. I think they will be my next film developer …

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To The Sea

I found a straight way to the sea, this is what I’m going to do now every day. Go to the sea. Watch it.

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My Swedish Shack

This is my shack, my tiny house, my magic palace, where I will spend the next 4 weeks! Making films, photos and more … at www.brunakra.com!!!
See the blue spot left in the picture? That’s the Swedish Baltic Sea! Stormy and beautiful! Follow my adventures here!!! 🙂

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Random Photos Through The Window Of Tram 11

Tram 11 goes to Saltholmen where the ocean begins and the ferries take you to the islands! Tram 11 is now my official favourite. Took some random photos through the window.

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Göteborg

Göteborg, my new friend! It’s raining and cold like a negative hell … but still … birds sing, flowers sprout!!!

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Sweden!

I am leaving my hometown for one month. Going to Sweden (Göteborg and Brunåkra / Simrishamn). All for art and art for all! Hej då!

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The Max Cam

I tinkered me a new camera! Made from a yummy ginger peppermint can called Max:

Filled it with a piece of very old ORWO negative paper, stuck it to my balcony door and exposed it about 40 minutes.
Developed the paper in Caffenol (hence the brownish tone) and inverted it digitally! Yeah, I love my Max Cam!!

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Dingeling, Here Comes Spring

Taking a pinhole photo with my spice camera!

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Mendocino Spezial

Come to the CLUB tomorrow (Club 39, Manteuffelstr. 39 close to subway Görlitzer Bahnhof), my favourite bar in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Showing films and playing some very weird records together with Michel – we are the DJ team Superlux 3000 which is originally the name of a super 8 projector … to fill the circle and spread an analogue mood.

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Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit, that’s the translation of the Korean word Dal Tokki! Dal Tokki is the name of a lovely little Korean restaurant in Berlin-Wedding, Prinzenallee 83, close to U-Bahn station Pankstrasse. They offer home made lunch, just one dish consisting of salad, soup, main dish. Changing every day. Always 8 €. And they serve a delicious yellow „Maistee“ – corn tea, roasted! And sell home made kimchi!

“Jedenfalls ist das Essen, das die Hasen bereiten, so rund wie der Vollmond selbst. Es fällt vom Planeten hinunter direkt auf unsere Teller. Dal Tokkis stampfen und backen und backen und stampfen. Im Takt der Hasen essen wir, was Hasen für uns kochen. Vom Mond direkt in die Stadt. Urban Korean Food ist planetarisch.”

“In any case, the food that the rabbits prepare is as round as the full moon itself. It falls directly from the planet onto our plates. Dal Tokkis stomp and bake and bake and stomp. We eat what rabbits cook for us in the same rhythm. From the moon straight into the city. Urban Korean Food is planetary.”