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■ notizen /// adventskalender // dezember 12 12.12.2016 - 16:33 uhr

heute: marie eklund, kuenstlerin, stockholm, schweden.

bastisRIKE Marie Eklund handicraft_02

bastisRIKE Marie Eklund handicraft_02

website, instagram

der schwedische shop manos hat neben anderen schoenen dingen aktuell auch ein paar von Maries handgeschnitzten loeffeln im sortiment. ich sehe sie an der wand.

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■ notizen /// adventskalender // dezember 04 4.12.2016 - 13:45 uhr

heute: dokumentationen, die mir in den letzten monaten im gedaechtnis geblieben sind

linguist noam chomsky in requiem for the american dream,
via netflix oder vimeo on demand

sarah polley’s stories we tell, via netflix

ein blick auf die frauenbewegung der 60er jahre in den usa, she’s beautiful when she’s angry, via netflix

portrait der minimalismus kuenstlerin carmen herrera the 100 years show, via netflix oder vimeo on demand

beltracchi – die kunst der faelschung, via netflix. auf 3sat ist zudem noch die reihe „der meisterfälscher“ abrufbar

minimalism: a documentary about the important things, via vimeo on demand

und auf meiner warteliste: eva hesse documentary

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■ notizen /// adventskalender // dezember 02 2.12.2016 - 16:33 uhr

heute: Julian Watts, kuenstler aus oakland bei san francisco.

Julian Watts Artist & woodworker Based in Oakland

Julian Watts Artist & woodworker Based in Oakland

Julian Watts Artist & woodworker Based in Oakland

portfolio (wenn auch veraltet), instagram, interview via heath ceramics.

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■ notizen /// adventskalender // dezember 01 1.12.2016 - 19:40 uhr

ein kleiner blog-adventskalender. spontan. nicht durchdacht. nicht vollzaehlig. ohne gewinne. ein kalender, der nicht ausschließlich den dingen froehnt … zurueck zum anfang, der sich oftmals aus bunt gemischten perlen zusammensetzte. ohne viele worte. heute: Ina Hattenhauer, illustratorin aus weimar.

Ina Hattenhauer
sie trifft mein hundemaedchenherz
Ina Hattenhauer
Ina Hattenhauer
Inas portfolio, blog, instagram

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■ notizen /// inspiration // edward & laurie 28.10.2016 - 10:28 uhr

edward snowden im interview mit dan gillmor waehrend des Süddeutsche Zeitung editors lab.

a heart of a dog … noch wenige tage in der arte mediathek zu finden

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bastisRIKE zu ■ notizen /// DO 1.06.2016 - 16:03 uhr

„Dear Eva,

It will be almost a month since you wrote to me and you have possibly forgotten your state of mind (I doubt it though). You seem the same as always, and being you, hate every minute of it. Don’t! Learn to say „Fuck You“ to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just


From your description, and from what I know of your previous work and your ability; the work you are doing sounds very good „Drawing – clean – clear but crazy like machines, larger and bolder… real nonsense.“ That sounds fine, wonderful — real nonsense. Do more. More nonsensical, more crazy, more machines, more breasts, penises, cunts, whatever — make them abound with nonsense. Try and tickle something inside you, your „weird humor.“ You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you — draw & paint your fear & anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as „to decide on a purpose and way of life, a consistant approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end.“ You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to


I have much confidence in you and even though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try to do some BAD work — the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell — you are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work — so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be. But if life would be easier for you if you stopped working — then stop. Don’t punish yourself. However, I think that it is so deeply engrained in you that it would be easier to


It seems I do understand your attitude somewhat, anyway, because I go through a similar process every so often. I have an „Agonizing Reappraisal“ of my work and change everything as much as possible — and hate everything I’ve done, and try to do something entirely different and better. Maybe that kind of process is necessary to me, pushing me on and on. The feeling that I can do better than that shit I just did. Maybe you need your agony to accomplish what you do. And maybe it goads you on to do better. But it is very painful I know. It would be better if you had the confidence just to do the stuff and not even think about it. Can’t you leave the „world“ and „ART“ alone and also quit fondling your ego. I know that you (or anyone) can only work so much and the rest of the time you are left with your thoughts. But when you work or before your work you have to empty your mind and concentrate on what you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that. After a while you can see some are better than others but also you can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that. You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work — not even to yourself. Well, you know I admire your work greatly and can’t understand why you are so bothered by it. But you can see the next ones & I can’t. You also must believe in your ability. I think you do. So try the most outrageous things you can — shock yourself. You have at your power the ability to do anything.

I would like to see your work and will have to be content to wait until Aug or Sept. I have seen photos of some of Tom’s new things at Lucy’s. They are very impressive — especially the ones with the more rigorous form; the simpler ones. I guess he’ll send some more later on. Let me know how the shows are going and that kind of stuff.

My work has changed since you left and it is much better. I will be having a show May 4–29 at the Daniels Gallery 17 E 64th St (where Emmerich was), I wish you could be there. Much love to you both.


(Source: The Letters of Note book, courtesy of The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society.)
erschienen auch im heyne verlag: Letters of Note – Briefe, die die Welt bedeuten
photos der briefe: klick

Eva Hesse Documentary (Marcie Begleiter)

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■ notizen /// week 17 29.04.2016 - 16:59 uhr

wochenbeginn … how I start my week

wiederkehrende besucher wissen dass ich Alessandra Taccias arbeiten mehr als mag … nun nenne ich ein original mein eigen.
seit jahren verfolge ich ihr online tun und habe sie als reflektierten, (selbst)kritischen kopf kennengelernt, der sich durch ein feines, aesthetisches gespuer auszeichnet … und so habe ich mich gefreut zu lesen, dass sie das bloggen bald wieder aufnehmen will.

returning visitors know I admire the works by artist Alessandra Taccia … and now I’m the happy owner of one of her paintings.
since years I follow her online activity and have come to know her as a (self)critical, reflecting person who has a fine sense of aesthetics … so I’m happy to read she’s planning to blog again.

typo-spielereien … playing with type

2 kommentare, kategorien: artists, handlettering, home, inspirational people

■ notizen /// maker // mayumi yamashita 30.03.2016 - 11:42 uhr

bastisRIKE Küchenwand

bastisRIKE mayumi yamashita Ceramics

bastisRIKE mayumi yamashita Ceramics

bastisRIKE mayumi yamashita Ceramics
Mayumi Yamashita, keramikerin, verortet in japan: portfolio | shop | blog

bastisRIKE mayumi yamashita Fungus Teller
mein fungus tellerchen hat nun endlich seinen platz (s.o.) gefunden.
my small fungus plate finally found its place on our kitchen wall.

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■ inspiration /// studio gugging 13.02.2016 - 18:00 uhr

the museum of everything presents studio gugging

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■ inspiration /// minä perhonen 15.01.2016 - 18:36 uhr

could watch it over and over again: Minä Perhonen 2015–2016→ Autumn / Winter Collection

movie: Hkaru Fujii

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■ notizen /// reminder // you always have a choice 27.11.2015 - 11:26 uhr


another reminder. this time created by dorobot, found on a visit at my local retailer tschautschüssi. get it online as well: click.

have a look at Doro’s instagram. it’s one of my favourites, witty and with a great sense of humour.

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■ inspiration /// Dan Leş via freunde von freunden 12.11.2015 - 08:51 uhr

just came across this video via freunde von freunden and wanted to share those beautiful pics and the words by ceramicist Dan Leş from romania

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■ notizen /// makers // TateShots: Maurice Sendack 27.07.2015 - 16:59 uhr

TateShots December 2011


„Herman Melville said that artists have to take a dive and either you hit your head on a rock and you split your skull and you die or that blow to the head is so inspiring that you come back up and do the best work that you ever did,“ he says. „But you have to take the dive and you do not know what the result will be.“


replace ‚artists‘ with ‚people‘ if you like

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■ notizen /// makers // Erich Bödeker 25.07.2015 - 18:50 uhr

bastisRIKE "Deutsche naive Kunst" Verlag Aurel Bongers Recklinghausen

bastisRIKE "Deutsche naive Kunst" Erich Bödeker

bastisRIKE "Deutsche naive Kunst" Erich Bödeker

bastisRIKE "Deutsche naive Kunst" Erich Bödeker
Bödeker, Erich (1904 – 1971)
Quelle: „Deutsche naive Kunst“ Thomas Grochowiak, Verlag Aurel Bongers Recklinghausen 1976

„Bödeker war 41 Jahre lang Bergmann, davon 35 Jahre unter Tage. […] Zu seinem 55. Geburtstag bekam er einen Gartenzwerg geschenkt, der ihm aber gar nicht gefiel. Er war der Meinung, er könne das besser machen und schnitzte selbst einen Zwerg. Das machte Freude, Bödeker schnitzte weiter; ‚baute‘ später auch Figuren aus Beton und hat nach seiner Schätzung insgesamt etwa 1000 Figuren geschaffen.“

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