auf ein wiedersehen – offenen herzens – in 2017
auf ein wiedersehen – offenen herzens – in 2017
geklickt: Mayumi Yamashita, keramikerin, hat ihren etsy shop neu befuellt
gesehen + gehoert: Glen Hansard im gewandhaus (hier auf dem Rudolstadt Festival Germany 2016)
gelesen: Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke von Joachim Meyerhoff
gefreut: ueber neue gewohnheiten (s.o.)
gesucht: interessante deutschsprachige podcasts
gemocht: the minimalists podcast „giftgiving“
Goldene Regeln für Kaufleute und Fabrikanten (orthographie beibehalten)
… cause the opposite never works
there are no rules … but your rules
– 3sat dokumentation „Weniger ist mehr – Vom Trend, mit Nichts glücklich zu sein“
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.
a colour photo pretending to be b/w … … … stay curious, but critical, don’t believe the hype, nor hashtags or promo faces … develop an attitude, get to know your own values and stand up for them … even if its not supported by the majority … last but not least, stay kind and make it last … … … #talkingtomyself
have a look at Doro’s instagram. it’s one of my favourites, witty and with a great sense of humour.
soon to come … find them here
Viele Menschen ziehen ihre Schlüsse über das Leben wie Schulknaben;
sie betrügen ihre Lehrer, indem sie die Antworten aus einem Buch abschreiben, ohne die Addition selbst vorgenommen zu haben. *
There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys;
they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves. *
* søren kierkegaard
die wochen vergehen und an diesem ort ist es still geworden. ich fuerchte, dass sich das in den naechsten wochen erstmal nicht mehr aendern wird. obwohl sich im hintergrund vieles tut. oder gerade deswegen.
das neue jahr ist nahe gerueckt und wir schauen mit großer vorfreude darauf. wir werden endlich unsere sachen packen und uns ein neues heim suchen. ein heim, welches mehr platz und raum fuer das private mit sich bringt und zugleich bastisRIKE eigene vier waende schenkt. endlich.
die letzten monate haben sehr an uns genagt und wir freuen uns auf den neuanfang in neuen und zugleich bekannten gefilden. dazu ein anderes mal mehr.
und so verabschiede ich mich schon jetzt leise mit den worten von john & yoko und wuensche auch euch nur das beste fuer das kommende neue.
habt es gut!
+ bastisRIKE ist heute gast im adventskalender von stylingfieber
+ die TSCHAU TSCHÜSSI kalenderauslosung hat folgende gewinner verkuendet: maedchenwahn und marina! danke an alle teilnehmer!
+ meine art der weihnachtseinstimmung
the last week have been quiet weeks when it comes to my blog. I’m afraid this won’t change anymore during the next weeks. although there’s so much happening in the background. or perhaps exactly for that reason.
the new year is close and we look forward with great anticipation. we will leave this place we call our home and search a new one. a home, where we are able to put more emphasis on our private life, by treating us both with a working room. one for each of us. finally.
the last months have been tough one and we are looking forward to a newstart. more on that another time.
so, this is a goodbye, borrowing the words by john & yoko.
have a nice time!
dies ist der erste post, der – wie zuvor erwaehnt – meinem neuem projekt gewidmet ist.
stop talking start doing
jede woche von zeit zu zeit werde ich ein bild posten. es gibt keine weiteren einschraenkungen, jede technik ist erlaubt.
eine einzelne regel gibt es jedoch: meide den perfektionismus.
dieses projekt soll mir helfen zu wachsen, meine angewohnheiten zu aendern. es ist mein werkzeug um zum ‚machen‘ zurueckzukehren.
diesen prozess zu teilen ist mein motivationsinstrument um mir eine langfristige aenderung meiner gewohnheiten zu erarbeiten. vielleicht habt ihr lust mich auf dieser reise zu begleiten.
this is the first post of my new project i already indicated in the previous post.
stop talking start doing
week now and then i’ll post an image. there are no restrictions. every technique is allowed.
but there’s one rule: move past perfectionism.
i plan to use this as a tool to grow. a tool to change my habits. a tool to get back to making.
and to share my process and progress with you is one needed istrument of motivation to
change my habits in the long run. i hope you like to follow me on this journey.