I was wondering
Dear Best Friend,
I was wondering. All night I was wondering. An idea was coming to my mind and than drifting. Than coming closer again and running back. I was trying to catch it but it would escape, only to tickle me again on the nose or the feet in just a few minutes. In the moment I would start flying away in the land of mindless rest and peaceful darkness it would come back and inspire me. I was waking up, wondering what it was and trying to remember. It was on the tip of my tongue but I couldn’t reach it. I tried to write it down, but without success. Than I would fall asleep and same will repeat again and again until the sun enters the kitchen window.
This has been happening for the last three nights now as the humid and warm air is conquering the valley. I am afraid my dear friend, I won’t be able to catch that idea, to overcome myself and reach for this brilliant beautiful thought…anyway.This morning I noticed I was all covered with mosquito bites.
I was than wondering…
Your Best Friend,
in a yellow morning on the way to the bakery
(dedicated to a research plan in which I get tired
and decide to ‘bye bye ”why”)
hello respected ‘why’
a lovely day indeed
we meet again I’m realizing
is this a trick or treat?
Our first assignment for a workshop on “Essay Film” with Coco Schrijber was: Film whatever you can find that has ‘who you are’ written all over it. Find sounds and music (not only sound, not only music) that you dislike and piece it together.
Recording and experimenting with sound design
in the workshop of Michael Schopping:
The first watercolours I ever had.
Just used what was left of them in a recent installation.
My little reminder of “The angel of history”.
Short brilliant film by Canadian Filmmaker Arthur Lipsett
Wikipedia: “… The result is a 7 minute long film Very Nice, Very Nice which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects in 1962. Despite not winning the Oscar, this film brought Lipsett considerable praise from critics and directors. Stanley Kubrick was one of Lipsett’s fans, and asked him to create a trailer for his upcoming movie Dr. Strangelove. Lipsett declined Kubrick’s offer. Kubrick went on to direct the trailer himself; however, Lipsett’s influence on Kubrick is clearly visible in the released trailer.
Lipsett’s meticulous editing and combination of audio and visual montage was both groundbreaking and influential. His film 21-87 was a profound influence on director George Lucas, who used thematic approaches from 21–87 in THX 1138, his Star Wars films and also American Graffiti. Lucas has said that his use of the term the “The Force” in Star Wars was “an echo of that phrase in 21-87″. Lucas never met Lipsett, but tributes to 21–87 appear in several places in Star Wars. For example, the holding cell of Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on the Death Star is cell No. 2187.…”
Very Nice Very Nice
One hour commission from our workshop with Lino Hellings.
Short video based on the beautiful poem by Dafina Gerogieva – Ronia:
The Kingdom Never
There was a kingdom by the name of Never.
In it lived a king called Not Here,
with his wife It Doesn’t Matter.
They had a boy with the beautiful name Nothing.
And he was Never there.
There was Nothing ever there.
And Nothing Ever Matters Anything.
The reason to work is to say “What is it?”, and not “what something is.”
A workshop lead by Nanouk Leopold
in which we worked on how to ‘reveal’ space:
The videos of my colleagues can be found here: