September 29, 2014

queen of colors

After almost a week in bed, there are only so many pictures shot. Quick documentary images, symbols only. But still, the light has changed. I am back and this Monday has been one of the most amazing Mondays in a long time. My mind is spinning from yet another meeting. What a bliss to go into coorperation with highly motivated and respectful people. The next step for our show next year. I am so, so excited. And, today we've discovered that our neighbor is a producer of the sweetest little videos. She is already booked and will shoot an image film about the project. Strike. She lives next door, who would have guessed.

On a totally different level, we got an absolutely precious gift today. Yesterday it seemed, it had already gone to another person. When today though, I got an email saying: "You can pick it up, as the other person didn't want it in the end." We have a sparkling new mattress in our bedroom now. Thick, cosy and a dream to lie on. As I've said, the most amazing Monday. Let's wish for more great to come. For all of us.


September 28, 2014

open eye focus

We had a very productive day today. The husband and I, working on the show for next year. And though I love it, it is never too easy to work together as a couple. Adding, being still a sick couple, it doesn't make this cookies and cream either. But eventually, we got there and it worked out.

Oh, and before leaving to cook some dinner, we've discovered the wonder remedy Thyme Tea. Simply brew over some nice Thyme twigs with boiling water and even the nastiest cough calms down.

See you tomorrow, for a new issue of the Queen of Colors.

September 24, 2014

the strategy of the snail

Actually this post should be called La Estrategia del Caracol, as this is the title of a poetic and powerful little movie, I have watched more than twenty years ago. At this time, I had just moved to Berlin, was working as a movie editor and studying Theatre and Movie Sciences. During semester break, I took my little car and drove all the way down to Spain, spending a couple of weeks in Barcelona. Barcelona, the city that always touches my heart deeply and will leave me with goosebumps, while walking its narrow and mystical streets. This is where I have watched The Strategy of the Snail for the first and for the last time. Since then, this inspirational and powerful story about a bunch of poor tenants, fighting their greedy landlord, stuck to my mind. After all these years, I have found it online today. A special treat for myself and for you, if you like. It is exactly what the end of this Wednesday needs.

September 22, 2014

queen of colors

'this short-term evacuation, Pripyat, Chernobyl 30km Zone' by brian duggan

Saturday night, despite feeling a bit like a Zombie, we did manage to attend one of the different fairs of the Berlin Art Week. And we did go to a record release party, hosted in a cellar, a youth club somewhere in a rather rough part of the city. I am not sure, maybe it was me and my blurred vision, or the fever I was carrying around, the chronological order of the two events has simply slipped my memory. I remember seeing some very good art pieces, like the Ferris Wheel by Brian Duggan above, and I am sorry to so say, a lot of clean and pretty surfaces. I am no easy art critic, as probably a lot of artists are the same, but the work has to move me somehow. Pretty is nice once in a while, but unless there is something deeper to it, I will get bored easily. That is why I left a bit dissapointed in the end, heading to a much different experience. A dark place, unknown faces and pink light, paired with heavy rock beats and some down to earth Hiphop beats. We didn't make it to the end of the concert, because our bodies simply went on strike, but I liked what I was listening too. It is great to walk between worlds and be open to the different kind of styles that we're all living.