/// Keep in touch.

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.

— Miles Davis

Voyage in Time, dir. by Tonino Guerra, 1983

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/// Don't trust anyone, who doesn't like Andrei Tarkovsky.


Galopprennbahn, Gelsenkirchen-Horst, 1910-2003

So much of the city is our bodies. Places in us old light still slants through to. Places that no longer exist but are full of feeling, like phantom limbs. Even the city carries ruins in its heart. Longs to be touched in places only it remembers.

— Anne Michaels


Most of the idiots I know are academics.

— Slavoj Žižek

Mirror, dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1975

You have to watch this film simply, and listen to the music of Bach and the poems of Arseny Tarkovsky; watch it as one watches the stars, or the sea, as one admires a landscape. There is no mathematical logic here, for it cannot explain what man is or what is the meaning of his life.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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I don't want just words. If that's all you have for me, you'd better go.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald


Frans Zwartjes | The Holy Familiy | 1973/2013

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It's not "natural" to speak well, eloquently, in an interesting articulate way. People living in groups, families, communes say little, have few verbal means. Eloquence–thinking in words is a byproduct of solitude, deracination, a heightened painful individuality.

— Susan Sontag

Voyage in Time, dir. by Tonino Guerra, 1983

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Heimat. The word mean home in German, the place where one was born. But the term also conveys a subtler nuance, a certain tenderness. One's Heimat is not merely a matter of geography; it is where one's heart lies.

― Jenna Blum


Gregor Schneider | Liebeslaube u r 19 A | 1995

[Detail, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 2016/17]

Wenn Du an mich denkst, erinnere Dich an die Stunde, in welcher Du mich am liebsten hattest.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Stalker, dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

And those places are gone too [...]. It was some terrific nostalgia then.

— Alexander Knyazhinsky

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If people misunderstand you, do not worry. It is your voice that they hear, but what goes through their mind is their own thoughts.

— Rumi


Anne Wiazemsky

Au Hasard Balthazar, dir. by Robert Bresson in 1966

/// If your mind doesn't turn me on,
nothing else you have to offer possibly will.

Elena Mukhina, 1978

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Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

— Robert Bresson

Meine Erfahrungen vom Leben sind keine Bilder oder Texte. Erfahrungen wenden sich an alle Sinne und beruhen auf einer unfassbaren Welt. Was ich tue, ist das Denken, dreidimensional und konkret. Es denkt für sich, geht dann in der Sache weiter. Alles andere ist etwas ganz anderes. Ich glaube, dass das Denken in den Dingen steckt, dass diese wiederum sprechen und mein Gedächtnis sind. Deswegen lagere ich die Sachen und zeige sie jetzt zusammen. Die Dinge werden für sich sprechen, vielleicht wieder anders als vorher. Ich kämpfe nach wie vor gegen die Sprache und gegen Ausschnitte. Gewöhnlich bin ich mit der Macht des Wissens konfrontiert und werde in die Position des Unwissens gedrängt.

― Gregor Schneider

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Andrei Tarkovsky spent his childhood and adolescence in this house in Moskva, Zamoskvoreyche, 1-y Shchipkovskiy per.

/// You never know the last time you'll see a place, or a person.

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There is something beautifully intoxicating about a broken person who has found enough self love to revive themselves. They seem to know and understand all worlds.

― Helaena Moon


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The things I find most beautiful about a person are almost never physical.

― Mark Patterson

Voyage in Time, dir. by Tonino Guerra, 1983

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/// If your path is more difficult, it is because your calling is higher.


For something to be beautiful it doesn't have to be pretty.

— Rei Kawakubo

* 04.04.1932 - † 29.12.1986

In memory of

Jeder Künstler ist bestrebt, das Innenleben des Menschen so überzeugend wie möglich darzustellen. Danach streben wir alle. Ich habe entdeckt, dass ich mich all die Jahre mit ein und demselben Thema beschäftigt habe. Und im Grunde interessieren mich immer die gleichen Probleme. Obwohl ich verschiedene Filme gemacht habe, sind sie alle doch aus einem Grund entstanden. Vom inneren Zwiespalt des Menschen zu berichten. Von seiner widersprüchlichen Situation zwischen Geist und Materie, zwischen geistigen Idealen und der Notwendigkeit in der materiellen Welt zu bestehen. Dieser Zwiespalt ist für mich deshalb äußerst wichtig, weil aus ihm alle Probleme erwachsen, die wir im Verlauf unseres Lebens haben.

— Andrej Tarkovskij

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Ingrid Bergman

Stromboli; dir. by Roberto Rossellini, 1949

A great film is very hard to describe. It's always mysterious. It sticks to you forever. It never leaves you, and becomes a part of your existence.

— Werner Herzog

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From Zurich; with love ...

Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

— James Thurber

It was in the year 2020 ...

Don't think. Feel. It's like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.

— Bruce Lee

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Patience is not passive, on the contrary it is concentrated strength.

— Bruce Lee

Józef Skrzek; Orgue/Moog Maestro

Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. Create.

— Anaïs Nin

I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.

— Joanne Harris

Prague, 1977

* 01.06.1960 - † 22.12.2006

In memory of Elena Mukhina.

You can't lie to your soul.

— Irvine Welsh


If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

— David Carradine