Muammar al-Gaddafi and Kim Il Sung meet in True Korea, 1982.

[Feel the Juche; thank.]

You never look at me from the place in which I see you.

― Jacques Lacan


Stalker, dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

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Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Natalia Yurchenko; Yurchenko Loop

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/// When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them.
It may take seconds to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.


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The image is indivisible and elusive, dependent upon our consciousness and on the real world which it seeks to embody. If the world is inscrutable, then the image will be so too. It is a kind of equation, signifying the correlation between truth and the human consciousness, bound as the latter is by Euclidean space. We cannot comprehend the totality of the universe, but the poetic image is able to express that totality.

― Andrei Tarkovsky

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Jörg Engelmann | Meteorit | 1998

/// Behind my smile, there's a story
you would never understand.

I believe that your soul and my soul are very old friends.

― Mandeq Ahmed


Air treatment plant by Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Switzerland, 1989

Once you start to speak of things that are precious, you are immediately anxious about how people will react to what you have said, and you want to protect these things, to defend them against incomprehension.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it's a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.

― Tahereh Mafi

Just being away from people is one of the most marvelous fulfillments a man like me can have.

— Charles Bukowski

The Bukowski Tapes I / II

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Style has no formula, but it has a secret key. It is the extension of your personality. The summation of this indefinable net of your feeling, knowledge and experience.

— Ernst Haas

Reality is now a mass of competing fictions.

— J. G. Ballard

We are the city of cities.

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Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

— Rumi

If we opened people up, we'd find landscapes.

— Agnès Varda


Ph. by Owen Harvey

[Bangs; as always.]

The idea that we live life in a straight line, like a story, seems to me to be increasingly absurd and, more than anything, a kind of intellectual convenience.

— Nick Cave

When we stop struggling, we float.

— Mark Nepo

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

— Stanley Kubrick

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

— Rumi

Discover the next chapter ...

Where lies your landmark, seamark, or soul's star?

— Gerard Manley Hopkins

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I have always liked people who can't adapt themselves to life pragmatically.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: That each protects the solitude of the other. This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: The more they give, the more they possess.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

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Every man carries within himself a world made up of all that he has seen and loved; and it is to this world that he returns, incessantly, though he may pass through and seem to inhabit a world quite foreign to it.

— François-René de Chateaubriand

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Everything disappears and everything remains in the universe.

Good bye, Cassini ...

/// I like simple things. Art, being alone,
or with somebody who understands.

The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.

— James Joyce


I think it's important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.

— Paulo Coelho

Do you understand the sadness of geography?

— Michael Ondaatje

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[Bangs; as always.]

Human relationships were strange. I mean, you were with one person a while, eating and sleeping and living with them, loving them, talking to them, going places together, and then it stopped. Then there was a short period when you weren't with anybody, then another woman arrived, and you ate with her and fucked her, and it all seemed so normal, as if you had been waiting just for her and she had been waiting for you. I never felt right being alone; sometimes it felt good but it never felt right.

— Charles Bukowski

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I have simply looked at human relationships and tried to see them, tried to speak about them. That's what I am interested in. I don't know of anything more important.

— Pina Bausch

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Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.

— Nikita Gill

People might think we are totally arrogant, but we are not. We want to have a communication.

— Edgar Froese

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Contador says farewell with win on Angliru ...

The truth is it has been a very, very special day. I think it's very difficult to say good bye in a better way than this, in this place, in this event. In the end, it's a full stop at the end of a career in which I have done everything I wanted. I think it's been a beautiful Vuelta even though I am not on the podium. But perhaps if I had been in contention for the overall podium I would have ridden in a different way, more conservative, and instead I have ridden the race I have ridden. I look at the photos, and almost every day there are pictures of me alone because I have been on the attack. [...] I think in the future it'll be remembered that in my last day of competition, I finished it with a win.

— Alberto Contador

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To look at the stars is to fully understand what and who we are.

— Nicholas Browne

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It's all Rheydt.

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/// Whether I win or lose, I fight alone.

She was half human, half universe.

— A. R. Lucas


Christo | Big Air Package | 2013

/// Sometimes it's not the person who change,
it's the mask that falls off.

I have no longer the strength to act what I do not feel.

— Anaïs Nin


Aus dem Leben eines Wirtschaftskriminellen ...

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/// There are no mistakes; every situation
has something to teach me.

Je vous salue, Marie; dir. by Jean-Luc Godard, 1985

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.

— Lester Bangs

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There is a craft and a power in listening.

— Glenn Gould

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Wer denkt, vermutet.
Wer empfindet, weiß.


Walk this way ...

In landscape, each rock, each river, each tree has its individual history. A river's history, a tree's, is the sum of all its dialogues, nothing less but nothing more; they contain no emotion, no moral. Human cultures embellish these stories in gardens, buildings, and towns. Stories humans tell have a plot, often with beginning, middle, and end, a deliberate narrative: Stories of survival, identity, power, success, and failure. Like myths and laws, landscape narratives organize reality, justify actions, instruct, persuade, even compel people to perform in certain ways. Landscapes are literature in the broadest sense, texts that can be read on many levels.

— Anne Whiston Spirn

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Louise Brooks

[Bangs; as always.]

You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

— Marcus Aurelius

Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

— Mary Elizabeth Frye

Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.

— R. M. Drake

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Der Tod ist süß. Er ist der Punkt am Ende eines Satzes. Da gibt es nichts, wovor man Angst haben müsste. Ich glaube nicht an Gott. Was auch immer nach meinem Tod passiert, ich habe keine Angst. Ich hatte ein so hartes Leben, ich bin sehr müde. Wenn ich sterbe, beginnt einfach das nächste Kapitel.

— Charles Bukowski

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Araki; Sentimental Journey, 1971-1991

/// Make her feel like art.


Alexander Kluge, Pluriversum;
Museum Folkwang, Essen, 15.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

Im Rausch der Arbeit, Begleitprogramm;
mit Hannelore Hoger und Helge Schneider.

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Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you’re tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty.

— Leonard Cohen

We only have ourselves to go on, and it's enough.

— Charles Bukowski

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It began as a mistake.

— Charles Bukowski

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