Roman philosopher Seneca once said: “In school you don’t learn for life, you learn for the school.” So true. In elementary school I wrote english vocabulary tests for my teacher Mrs. Bräkling. Because she wanted me to do that. She said, I had to learn these words, because [more]

Published by  on Oktober 21, 2014

Jagoda Marinic: This is what love is. I guess I don´t know how you know so much about it so clearly. 1984. Foreigner releases a song called “I wanna know what love is”. I am age 7 then. By the time I am a teenager I have listened [more]

Published by  on Oktober 19, 2014

Sarah Diehl: The things you say resonate with the situation I am in right now. It makes me think about the unfortunate constellation of power, desire, harassment and resentment. I am sitting in a train and while I am writing this, a man stares at me. I don’t [more]

Published by  on Oktober 9, 2014

“Where is mama? Where is mama? Mamaaaaaaa! Maaaaamaaaa!” a little three years old girl cried at the beach of Cala Anguila in Spain. “Coco, it’s okay” her father said, a skinny man with a face which reminds me of Willem Dafoe in his younger years. But Little Coco [more]

Published by  on Oktober 8, 2014

Recently a guy called Daniel Seyde mailed me and was asking me if he he could meet me for lunch. He would like to interview me for his blog and he wrote, that everybody needs to lunch, so this appointment would not cost me extra time. By the [more]

Published by  on Oktober 4, 2014

What can I say about TRImarchi? I’ve never been. It’s a GREAT graphic design fair in Mar del Plata, one of my favourite cities in the world, not that I am that travelled. But Mar del Plata, for starters, it’s located on the Atlantic coast, so that’s always [more]

Published by  on Oktober 2, 2014
 
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Carl Sternheim war unruhig, er war unzufrieden, er kämpfte gegen seine Zeit, den Wilhelminismus erst, dann die Weimarer Republik, wie es die Pflicht jedes Zeitgenossen sein sollte, denn das Gute wird immer verraten, das wusste Sternheim, denn er war ja der Dramatiker, der mit seinen existentiellen Komödien “Der [more]

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Sandra Bartoli is a contemporary Walter Benjamin. His was Paris, hers is Tiergarten in Berlin. She is wandering through this somehow engrossed park in the centre of Berlin, a city without a centre, in 60 chapters. Exploring its hidden places, past, present, dark corners, bright lights, “Dönerbuden”, ponds, [more]

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Eine Frau in Los Angeles, auf der Suche nach sich selbst, nach der Liebe, nach dem Sinn – zwischen all dem Glamour, den Stars, den Erinnerungen, an die Kindheit und den Katholizismus, an Berlin und die Drogen, ans Cookies, die Panoramabar, an die Nächte und den Exzess. Wer [more]

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Syrien ist die Schande des Westens. Ein moralischer Makel, nicht geringer als der des spanischen Bürgerkriegs in den 1930er Jahren. Verrat maskiert als Diplomatie. Realpolitik statt richtige Politik. Machtinteressen, die Menschenleben kosten. Es ist alles so schwer zu verstehen, heißt es immer. Es ist so unübersichtlich, heißt es [more]

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Maxim Biller beschreibt ein Flüchtlingsdrama am Beginn unseres Jahrhunderts. Sein Text ist hart, er ist poetisch, er geht an die Grenze der Wahrheit – und er geht einen entscheidenden Schritt darüber hinaus. Was ist dahinter? Hinter der Wahrheit: Unsere Angst? Die Angst der Menschen, die zu uns kommen? [more]

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What if life was a movie that you could edit yourself? Or a play that you could rewrite? Or a face that you will not forget, never, ever, it might be yours? What if culture was there for you to make sense of – all this? What if [more]

 
Curated by Eva Wilson and Brittani Sonnenberg


What can I say about TRImarchi? I’ve never been. It’s a GREAT graphic design fair in Mar del Plata, one of my favourite cities in the world, not that I am that travelled. But Mar del Plata, for starters, it’s located on the Atlantic coast, so that’s always [more]

Published by  on Oktober 2, 2014
 
Curated by Emily Dische-Becker


Groin Gazing

A conversation between Didi Cheeka and Sarah Diehl.

read in twitter or feuilleton format

Published by  on August 23, 2014
 
Curated by Eva Wilson and Brittani Sonnenberg


“Where is mama? Where is mama? Mamaaaaaaa! Maaaaamaaaa!” a little three years old girl cried at the beach of Cala Anguila in Spain. “Coco, it’s okay” her father said, a skinny man with a face which reminds me of Willem Dafoe in his younger years. But Little Coco [more]

Published by  on Oktober 8, 2014
 
Curated by Georg Diez


You have to cast the iron while it’s hot, they say. Supposedly that also applies to memories: write them down or crystallize them in some other form while they’re still fresh. Well, I beg to differ. In most cases, it actually makes more sense to pause and let [more]

Published by  on September 10, 2014
 
Curated by Armen Avanessian and Pete Wolfendale


Abstract “For the perceptive nominalist, the varieties of mapping are as multiple as simple matter-of-factualqualities and relations.” (Wilfrid Sellars, Naturalism and Ontology, p.60) What Sellars calls ‘mapping’ is closely tied to his theory of picturing. In this seminar, I want to investigate the link between mapping and picturing. [more]

Published by  on Juli 20, 2014
 
Curated by Georg Diez


Listening to Igor Levit play the Partitas one to six answers a few questions about: Why Bach? Because there is structure and spirituality at the same time mixing this world and a possibly not existing other world in the most enlightened way possible. Because he leads you, up [more]

Published by  on August 17, 2014