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■ notizen /// adventskalender // dezember 20 20.12.2016 - 07:42 uhr


auf ein wiedersehen – offenen herzens – in 2017

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■ notizen /// week 28 14.07.2016 - 18:08 uhr





… cause the opposite never works

there are no rules … but your rules


– 3sat dokumentation „Weniger ist mehr – Vom Trend, mit Nichts glücklich zu sein“

– Prof. Dr. Braungart ueber cradle to cradle gefunden via m-i-ma

– vintage shop perle collection no2 gefunden via KunstkinderMags „Slow Fashion Manifest Pt. IV: Make old new again“

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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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■ shop /// bastisRIKE meets … 2.10.2015 - 21:06 uhr

bastisRIKE meets WSAKEbastisRIKE meets WSAKE
soon to come … find them here

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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 /// zitiert 30.06.2015 - 13:15 uhr


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

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■ notizen /// zitiert 20.06.2015 - 16:31 uhr


Speeding up, is always the wrong thing to do. Give yourself a chance to go by the rhythm of your own heart … *


* yoko ono [ Yoko QandA day – Mon 15 Jun 2015 ]

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■ notizen /// dauerthema 8.06.2015 - 16:32 uhr


»Arguing that you don‘t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don‘t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.«
Edward Snowden

»›Ich habe nichts zu verbergen‹ ist ein Synonym für ›Ich tue, was man von mir verlangt‹ und damit eine Bankrotterklärung an die Idee des selbstbestimmten Individuums.«
Juli Zeh

supernerds – live verfolgt, der wdr laedt weiterhin zum informieren ein
■ ein netzpolitik-spezial zur digitalen selbstverteidigung
■ filmempfehlung citizen four
■ nochmal kluge juli

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■ words today /// each day 20.01.2015 - 12:12 uhr

bastisRIKE "EACH DAY THE FIRST DAY" Dag Hammarskjöld

euch das beste fuer 2015!


leise ist es hier geworden

wenn auch – laut – war dieser ort nie


ein gefuehl des vermissens zwickt mich jedoch bereits seit monaten. instagram hin oder her. noch fehlt die form, wenn es ihrer denn bedarf, aber es steht der entschluss nicht unnoetig viele worte darueber zu verlieren. punkt.

seid ihr dabei?




all the best to you for 2015!


this has been a quiet place

even if this place never had been a loud one


but since months i miss this place. instagram or not. searching some kind of form or oder – as if there’s any need to – but one resolution is fixed: not to lose many words on this. full stop.

hope you will join me!

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■ war is over 14.12.2014 - 13:46 uhr

bastisRIKE card "John & Yoko"

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



WAR IS OVER – if you want it



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!


+ today bastisRIKE is part of stylingfieber’s advent calendar
+ winners of the TSCHAU TSCHÜSSI calendars are: maedchenwahn and marina! thank you all!
+ my kind of christmas warm-up

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■ still mit dem aber 21.01.2014 - 14:27 uhr

bastisRIKE "still mit dem aber" (Lessing, written by Ruth Gimpel)
still mit dem aber
~ an end to those (ifs and) buts ~

hab dank nina (!). more beauties written by ruth gimpel you can find in nina’s shop zierrat und gold.


kein mensch muss muessen
~ there is no such thing as a must ~


good points, mr lessing.

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24.05.2012 - 12:56 uhr










rueckzug. ins analoge. flucht vor der stille. hier. dem getoese. dort. hinein ins gruen. ins rot. ins grau.
hallo geliebtes korn. kampf dem ‚keine Zeit!‘.

zieh den stecker raus
wende dich an die dunkelheit
denn sie kennt sich aus

und gib ihr einfach deine schuld
daemonen, deine pflicht
fehltritte, deine ungeduld
und sie kuemmert sich
und sie kuemmert sich

(herbert grönemeyer, zur nacht, 2007)


maurice ist eingezogen. eine freude.


retreating. into analog. escaping from silence. here. from noisiness. there. into the green. red. grey.
hello beloved grain. fighting against ’no time!‘.

addition (trying to translate herbert’s lyrics without ‚breaking‘ them. feel free to corecct me!):

pull the plug
refer to darkness
cause darkness knows what to do
just hand over your guilt
your demons, your duty
missteps, your impatience

and darkness takes care
and darkness takes care

(herbert grönemeyer, zur nacht, 2007)


maurice moved in. what a joy.

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8.02.2011 - 13:44 uhr



neuzugänge. ghandi trifft neptun. ersterer laesst sich downloaden & drucken.

new on the wall. ghandi meets neptune. first one you can download and print.

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18.08.2010 - 13:32 uhr

ATELIER zurueck im august

ATELIER dorobots raeuberkalender erinnert an den letzten besuch

ATELIER zurueck im august

ATELIER zurueck im august

ATELIER zurueck im august

endlich zurueck … wie sehr habe ich das weiße atelier-licht vermisst …

finally back … how i missed the white light at my studio …

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