[Analog music makes your life better.]

It's important to understand that, for me, making music is a process that is as natural and instinctive as taking a breath.

— Vangelis

Kunst ist nicht lehrbar. Es gibt keine Regeln für die Kunst; sie entsteht aus dem Menschen, der Mensch und Welt erlebt und dieses Erleben mit bildnerischen Mitteln niederschreibt.

— Norbert Kricke


From Paris; with love ...

/// You are enough, a thousand times enough.

[Demokratisierung der Produktionsmittel.]

There is no space or time. Only intensity.

— Mina Loy

[Bangs; as always.]

Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches; dir. by Jonas Mekas in 1969

Love who you love while you have them. That's all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you'll never run out.

— Ann Brashares

To encounter anything fully is to touch its absence.

— Rosmarie Waldrop


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You may forget but let me tell you this: Someone in some future time will think of us.

— Sappho


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Bobby Fischer's integrity was evident in any one of his actions. Even his shortcomings were inseparable from him; they were aspects of his integrity.

— Anatoly Karpov

Klaus Kinski ist Aguirre; inszeniert von Werner Herzog in 1972

I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.

— Bela Lugosi

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That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones.

— Raymond Carver

Rocker; Fernsehspiel von Klaus Lemke, 1972

Schenk' ein das Ding!

Besonders stilecht im Hamburger 3001 Kino zu genießen ...

That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.

— Erich Fromm

Andreas Buttler | Heinz Hoenig

Der Drücker; Fernsehspiel von Uwe Frießner, 1986

Dabei gelingt es Frießner wie keinem anderen, in seinen Drehbüchern den Jargon sozialer Verlierer ganz unaufdringlich zu protokollieren. In Frießners Dialogen verliert die Rede der Subkultur nichts von ihrer Spontaneität. Keinem gelingt es wie Frießner, mit Laiendarstellern das professionelle Gemime ad absurdum zu führen. Er läßt sie Erfahrungen zeigen, von denen die anderen nicht einmal etwas ahnen.

— Helmut Schnödel

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

— Siddharta


/// If your phone doesn't ring, it's me.


Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München; ph. von Gregor Schneider

You arrive too late. As do those who are not capable of loving. The end of their passion consists of loving uselessly at the moment when it is pointless.

— Albert Camus

24: Legacy

Some experiences just need to be left in peace, they're fragile as a cobweb and cannot tolerate either thoughts or words. You just have to be satisfied with letting them flicker in a corner of your awareness now and then.

— Majgull Axelsson


But she did not want advice; she wanted intimacy.

— Virginia Woolf

[The most important thing is motivation.]

Whatever is happening is the path to enlightenment.

— Pema Chödrön

Bibi Anderson; with Onassis glasses, as always.

Persona, dir. by Ingmar Bergman in 1966

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She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.

— William Faulkner


Aus einem deutschen Leben ...

It is almost unimportant whether a work finds an understanding audience. One has to do it because one believes that it is the right thing to do. We are not only here to please, we cannot help challenging the spectator.

— Pina Bausch

I want to share this emptiness with you; not fill the silence with false notes, or put tracks through the void. I want to share this wilderness of failure with you. The others have built you a highway; fast lanes in both directions. I offer you a journey without direction, uncertainty, and no sweet conclusion.

— Derek Jarman


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Our lives are all wrong. A person has no need of society, it is society that needs him. Society is a defence mechanism, a form of self-protection. Unlike a gregarious animal, a person must live in isolation, close to nature, to animals and plants, and be in contact with them. I can see more and more clearly that it is essential to change our way of life, to revise it. We have to start living differently. But how? First of all we have to feel free and independent, to believe and love; we have to reject this insignificant world and live for something else.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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Abends saß Haferkamp dann allein in seiner eigenen Wohnung, zurückgezogen von den Umständen, und hörte Jazz-Platten.

Volker K. Belghaus

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Michael Heizer | Circular Surface Planar Displacement Drawing | 1969

But if these years have taught me anything it is this: You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.

— Junot Díaz

Kann man Sound sehen? Wie lässt sich ein Raum spüren? Und in welchem Verhältnis stehen Architektur und Klang? In die Installation White Circle tauchen die BesucherInnen unmittelbar ein, während Licht und Sound sich an ihre Körper schmiegen und den sie umgebenden Raum fortwährend transformieren.

Seid umschlungen!

raster noton, White Circle, 02.09.- 16.09.2017,
Kraftzentrale, LaPa Nord, Duisburg; revisited.

I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing.

— Tadao Ando

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The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like.

— Nicolas Berggruen

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Anselm Kiefer ist einer der bedeutendsten Maler der Gegenwart, Alexander Kluges Fernsehinterviews sind legendär. Über mehrere Jahre hinweg haben sich die beiden immer wieder getroffen und ausführliche Gespräche geführt. Mit jungenhafter Freude am Assoziieren reden sie über Kiefers Werdegang und seine Arbeitsweise, über Inspirationsquellen und Materialien, über Mythen und natürlich Geschichte. Zwischen die thematischen Blöcke hat Alexander Kluge filmische Miniaturen geschaltet, in denen er gemeinsame Ideen weiterspinnt und einzelne Aspekte vertieft. Ein großes dialogisches Künstlerporträt.

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Some memories don't fade […]. Years make them more real, as if they've got threads connected to you, and distance and time just make the threads tighten.

— Robert Reed


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For people understand without things being said.

— Virginia Woolf

Do, my dear, for heaven's sake, get out of your habit of judging other people's affairs without knowing all the circumstances.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

Why is it that you search for your own beauty in the eyes of others?

— Emma Bleke



To fight against this lack of understanding, against a whole world of non-understanding, was impossible.

— Franz Kafka


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... a seeker, someone lost and worth finding, someone with a soul contracting.

— Tennessee Williams

Tagebau Fortuna-Garsdorf, Rheinisches Revier

Unser Land NRW, Die Köln-Bonner Bucht, 1986

Ich habe ja irgendwann noch nicht mal mehr die Chance da hinzufahren. Wenn Sie jetzt von einem Ort in den anderen fahren und sagen, das ist mein Geburtsort, das ist mein Heimatort, Sie können ja immer wieder zurück, Sie können ja immer noch mal nach Hause fahren. Die Möglichkeit haben wir nicht mehr. Es ist irgendwann vorbei.

— Hans Goeres

[Dokumentation, 2017]

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If you can't accept a situation, accept that you can't accept it.

― Eckhart Tolle

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/// Don't try to find the right woman,
try to be the right man.

Power over others is destructive — always destructive. In a better world anybody who is ambitious, who wants to be more important than others, ahead of others, should be treated psychologically.

— Osho

Elena Mukhina, 1978

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/// If you're sad and depressed, remember:
You're at the same time on this planet as Kim Jong-Un.

Esfahani beklagte, noch nie bei einem Konzert so gestört worden zu sein wie in Köln, zumindest noch nie "auf so eine lautstarke und fast gewalttätige Art". An Aschermittwoch wird er in Köln wiederum Werke von Steve Reich, darunter "Piano Phase", spielen. Diesmal werden allerdings [deutsch gesprochene] Erläuterungen den Vortrag begleiten.

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[Perlen vor die Säue werfen ...]

To know how to think with emotions and to feel with intellect.

― Fernando Pessoa

[Tell me lies.]

Anna Karina; with bangs and Onassis glasses, as always.

Le Petit Soldat, dir. by Jean-Luc Godard in 1960

Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male; the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object — and most particularly an object of vision.

— Helena Goscilo


Kinemathek; Sonntagsfilme.

Gepflegt changierend zw. Arthaus und Trash.

Most people are not ready for death, theirs or anybody elses.

― Charles Bukowski

Natalia Shaposhnikova, 1978

[Epic one armed hand stand on beam.]

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The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: You are the goal. You are the answer. It's never outside.

— Eckhart Tolle

The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.

— Nikos Kazantzaki

Break often. Not like porcelain, but like waves.

— Scherezade Siobhan


Die Heimholung des Joseph Beuys, 1973.

The Greek word for return is nostos. Algos means suffering. So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.

— Milan Kundera

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She was saying goodbye and she didn't even know it.

— Markus Zusak


On the set of Stalker; dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

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Gray is the color of our time.

— Jannis Kounellis

/// And if you explain it too much,
you loose everything.


Best girlfriend wristwatch ever.

[North Korea is best Korea.]

I can only connect deeply or not at all.

— Anaïs Nin

Natalia Shaposhnikova, 1979

[Bangs; as always.]

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Schwächen: Du hattest keine. Ich hatte eine. Ich liebte.

― Bertolt Brecht

Richard Jordan ist Strictor Grock; der verlängerte Arm des Protektorates.

Solarfighters; inszeniert von Alan Johnson, 1986

Einer meiner ersten und prägendsten Kinofilme; meisterhafter 1980er Jahre Dystopie-Trash in Vollendung. Für die Filmmusik zeichnet Maurice Jarre verantwortlich. Der guten Ordnung halber: Sarah Douglas (Shandry) spielte zuvor in Falcon Crest die intrigante Sekretärin von Richard Channing.

Talent is more erotic when it's wasted.

― Don DeLillo


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Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.

— Josephine Hart