Jessika Jürgens-Cardini, 20.08.1980 – 08.01.2021

For Jessi

One of my my favorite songs as a teenager was „Life´s what you make it“ by Talk Talk. Back then it all felt so easy, everything seemed possible if only we throw in passion, curiosity and all our energy in those things on our wish list for life – of course it never felt like that back then as the teenage soul creates its own dramas. 
Well, it did not take long in general and the bigger lessons and the deeper understanding of life kicked in in full bloom as there was and is of course this huge blind spot of existence waiting to be recognized: not all out there have the same chances to unfold, personal and socio-political circumstances extend their claws, the people around one may be not as kind as they should be – and also the simple brutality of nature shows face and some do not get the time span they deserve.

Why I write those words now?

Last week the world lost a fantastic human being: Jessika Jürgens-Cardini.
Jessi was one of those blue birds that care more about others than themselves, being way to modest to push her own agenda into the world, even tho her talent shined brighter than the sun.
Jessi looked at the world with endless curiosity, fascinated from the miracles out there we others do often not see at all. It felt to me like she was tuned in reality (whatever this is) in multiple time zones, seeing and feeling way more than us normal people. She could take you on a journey of words from one observation, reflection or option to another with glowing eyes and unstoppable enthusiasm. Sometimes I was not sure what she was talking about, but I always sure to stick to her flow as it promised some secret access I would never be able to find myself.

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TEN CITIES Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv,​ Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, ​Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon​ 1960 – March 2020 / Interview mit Mudi Yahaya

Mudi Yahaya: “The truth and reality are that African artists rarely have the privilege of practicing art for arts sake. The nature of our mere existence is political”

"With more music genres having a voice through the internet and streaming we are seeing a growing interest in more global representation at these significant festivals as their audiences are developing deeper and more culturally diverse palettes of music taste." – Mudi Yahaya in conversation with Thomas Venker. …

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DeForrest Brown, Jr. – Interview

DeForrest Brown, Jr.: “To put it directly, Black people are hostages of the United States government who have not been able to properly participate in the nation or its rights, protections, economies and industries as full citizens.”

"The conceit of "Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry" was to subvert and broadcast the protest movement…

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Daniele De Picciotto & Friends in conversation – Ulrike Haage

Ulrike Haage: “I want to give food for thought, encourage and create space for imagination”

"Because, as Duchamp said, “the creative act is only finalzed with the audience”. I miss these m…

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"Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts" – Interview with Madhusree Dutta, Kathrin Ebmeier & Eva Busch

Madhusree Dutta: „This is not a time to be ahead of people, this is a time to be with the people“

In collaboration with curator Eva Busch, Madhusree Dutta is responsible for the current exhibition o…

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Unsound Festival 2020 – Interview Gosia Płysa

Gosia Płysa (Unsound): “I am certain that this difficult year will result in lots of great new art and music”

"I have to admit, it has been hard to focus on work and going on with planned announcements and acti…

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HAAi / Teneil Throssell – Interview

HAAi: “I’d say I’m quite serious in the studio, but I like to dance a lot!”

"Speaking for myself, I’m really missing my job. The flag is a bit of a nod to the rave, and how m…

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End of the year – the official charts of 2020 of the members of kaput

“VERZIEH DICH, 2020! WAS SOLLTE DAS BITTE ALLES?” – The big KAPUT-CHARTS show

2020 – "WTF?" Well, let`s put some honey on our wounds and listen to the favorite music of 2020 o…

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