Die geheimen Tagebücher von einer verderbten Existenz
Welcome Dear Wanderer, make yourself at home.
The road is long and tortuous and I hope you enjoy yourself.
Monday, 22 April 2013
I finally reach the shores of Italy and black clouds were awaiting for me.
My hope of being able to enjoy some days in the sun of my hometown have vanished quickly when I exit the airport and looked outside. As if the search for pot in my bags hadn't been enough to welcome me on the peninsula.
Glad to see my parents and my brother, who is actually a lot better than I thought.
Nannies and Aunties are as good as they can be but at least they are not worse.
I have been reading a lot of Ezra Pound, John Dee & Kelly, Birogo and Crowley these days and immersed myself in dark ambient and black metal music, it somehow fit the weather. Inside and outside.
I am quite serene and looking forward the Psychic TV gig on friday and catching up with some good friends. I will be bringing one with me, armed with a one-way ticket to London.
I need some adventure and as soon as the working rythm has adjusted itself, I will have to start organising for sweden and the Norbergfest.
On completely different note, yes, I am indeed starting to work again at my old job.
I can't see any reason to have a "serious" job, day time and a job that requires me to blend in with a dull society made of white collars, money-focussed individuals and empty hearts.
Let's just be fair: those are not my people.
It also looks like an old chapter of my life has finally reached its ending, so far it seems to be a happy ending which will lead us to a beginning of a new Aeon.
An hatchet has been buried and a new page has been has been started.
It still feels weird but I am glad it happened.
As for the Dj sets I have now been invited to play at Rosa Decidua II on the same night of Apocalypse Stinks, still in Slimelight.
Double Creeper Feature Show on the 11th of May @Electrowerkz.
From Neofolk and industrial to PostPunk, Goth and coldwave. If i had the chance to have another set I'd make id Doom, Stoner and Noise; it would complete the range of genres I oscillate to/from.
Some new people in my life but the old ghost is still there, let's not talk about the heart.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Long overdue update.
As a consequence of some remote butterfly effect my life has been turned upside down, twisted and shaken then laid out again in a amorphous ball of dough which I am laying out slowly by getting accustomed to the new daytime job, the new home and the new relationship status.
Another friendship down the drain but a few others, older, seem to have resurfaced in my life.
and also, yes: I do not date anymore, I fuck only.
These are the closest events, watch out I might have another one on the 23rd and there is more to come in May.
Unrest Productions has the honour of presenting a guest appearance by TREPANERINGSRITUALEN. Aided by STAB ELECTRONICS.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN explores themes of religion, magick and the occult realms of consciousness, taking its musical cues from the old school of ritual ambient & death industrial. Rhythmic and seething at times, and oozing forward with a creeping sense of desolation, Trepaneringsritualen conjures forth bleak but mesmerizing visions of the end-times. http://de-za-kh-a-da-sh-ba-a-ha-v.se/
Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201181
The Representation of the Self is a group exhibition featuring the diverse work of 14 international artists who explore the concept of Identity within different culture and beliefs.
Through the differing personal perspectives, backgrounds and with the use of different mediums the exhibition will offer to the public to explore the meaning of identity throughout the artist's point of view.
Annalisa Mandia- sculpture
Vesna Parchet- paintings
Sara Vannacci- photography
Delfin Ortiz- paintings
Simona Di Domizio- illustration
Diana More- photography
Malvine MLW- graphics
Gosia Szczepanska- mixed media
Michele Servadio- illustration
Bacter- mixed media
Alessia Palombo- photography
Valeria Di Guardo- photography
Athanasia (Sassa) Nikolakouli
Dj set by
Poison Creeper- post punk &
An exhibition curated by Valeria Di Guardo and Alessia Palombo
Monday, 18 February 2013
“Alas, woman is faithful as long as she loves, but you demand that she be faithful without love and give herself without enjoyment. Who is cruel then, woman or man?”
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
I see my life as an elastic band under tension. Not a lot of it, really, but enough to make it susceptible even to a light pinch.
Sometimes, somebody meaningful, comes along and he/she crosses my life line, with a pinch. The elastic bands starts moving frantically.
I always need to remind myself to allow time for the elastic to reach, once again, its state of balance.
Untill the next pinch, of course.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
William Klein and Daido Moriyama.
It explores the relations between the two artists and the two cities: New York and Tokyo.
Here are some of their photos that you might see (or you might not), at Tate Modern.
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Saudek's father was a Jew and this, coupled with his Slavic (Czech) heritage, caused his family to become a target of the Nazis. Many of his family members died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Jan and his brother Karel were held in a children's concentration camp for Mischlinge located near the present Polish-Czech border. His father Gustav was deported to ghetto Theresienstadt in February 1945. Both sons and father survived the war. According to Jan's biography got his first camera Kodak Baby Brownie in 1950. He apprenticed to a photographer and in 1952 started working as a print shop worker, where he worked until 1983. In 1959 he started using more advanced camera Flexaret 6x6, also engaged in painting and drawing. After completing his military service, he was inspired in 1963 by the exhibit catalogue of Steichen's Family of Man to try to become a serious art photographer. In 1969 he traveled to the United States and was encouraged in his work by curator Hugh Edwards. Returning to Prague, he was forced to work in a clandestine manner in a cellar, to avoid the attentions of the secret police, as his work turned to themes of personal erotic freedom, and used implicitly political symbols of corruption and innocence. From the late 1970s he gradually became recognised in the West as the leading Czech photographer, and also developed a following among photographers in his own country. In 1983 the first book on his work was published in the English-speaking world. The same year he finally becomes a freelance photographer as the Czech Communist authorities allowed him to cease working in the print shop, and gave him permission to apply for a permit to work as an artist. In 1987 the archives of his negatives were seized by the police, but later returned. Saudek currently lives and works in Prague.
He is mostly famous for his hand-tinted portrays.
(March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.". Diane believed that a camera could be “a little bit cold, a little bit harsh” but its scrutiny revealed the truth; the difference between what people wanted others to see and what they really did see – the flaws. A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid . . . that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"; however, that phrase has been used repeatedly to describe her. In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. Millions of people viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972–1979. Between 2003 and 2006, Arbus and her work were the subjects of another major traveling exhibition, Diane Arbus Revelations. In 2006, the motion picture Fur, starring Nicole Kidman as Arbus, presented a fictional version of her life story.
Joel Peter Witkin
(born September 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings.
It was actually quite painless and the neighbours (since the other neighbours called out landlord to complain) have been reasonable and not excessively noisy.
I have watched Cadillac Records, the story of Phil and Leonard Chess when they started the record label which produced artists like Muddy Waters, Etta James (played by Beyonce!) , Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf. .