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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Daniela Georgieva – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 02

The second episode of our documentary series “Deep Talk NRW” features the choreographer and performance artist Daniela Georgieva. We met her at the Kunsthalle right in heart of Düsseldorf.  Daniela Georgieva was born in the very late seventies in Bulgaria, completed her studies atthe Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, where she was a part …

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Wir können hier offen reden

Miki Yui & Stefan Schneider – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 01

For the pilot episode of our new video editorial series "Deep Talk NRW", we talked to Miki Yui und …

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"Plural", by Gustavo Lamas, contains multitudes – An essay by Pablo Schanton

“Plural” refreshes its own space and time, overriding its original Zeitgeist”

"I am surprised by flashes of smiling faces, closed eyes, glimpsed gestures, rising daybreaks, never…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends in Conversation – Victoria Keddie

Victoria Keddie: “My work explores the cacophony of media ecologies that we operate within, both as an intimate and planetary exchange”

"The shifts in a planetary balance and our relationship to the planet and outer planetary systems ar…

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„Deep Talk NRW" – First trailer – Keshav Purushotham, Miki Yui, Daniela Georgieva, Dima Oboukhov, Stefan Schneider, Hedda Schattanik

A jump into the cold water

„Deep Talk NRW“, the new Kaput-Video-Editorial-Series of ten long format videos. Featuring amon…

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FUNKT sound  art  radio – Interview mit Georg Dietzler

“HOW CAN WE MAKE THE COLOGNE ELECTRONIC AND SOUND ART SCENES HEARD WITHOUT LIVE CONCERTS?“

"Cologne's artists lack a "Berlin" self-image – look at what this city has to offer. In Cologne a …

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Cristian Vogel – Interview

Cristian Vogel: “I can’t see the future, I can’t tell you how it´s going to change – but it must change.”

"The global music community *is* a working community, not an industry – and it is a sector that su…

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