A kind of "family sleep

How little I know – forever in the children’s room

Whenever I talk to friends about their and my youth, I have the feeling that everyone else remembers rather more than I do. Be it kindergarten events, school anecdotes or first teenage dreams.

For a long time I concluded that they simply interpreted the threads of memory more freely. When I wasn’t in a good mood, I also brooded over the premature onset of dementia. Only recently has a theory of collateral damage been solidified in my mind, i.e. that many memories with formative unpleasant experiences that I should have had were unintentionally buried… by me.

It was Gertrude Stein who spoke of the fact that history takes time to form and that it is ultimately the writing of history that creates its memories. (Original quote: “History takes time. History makes memory.”; quoted from a fridge magnet).

What if we don’t have access to all historical events and the social contexts surrounding them, not because of manipulation, but due to personal reasons like our own self-protection or simply forgetting about them?

I have to think of the piece “Wie wenig du weißt” by Trinkwasser, the joint project by Jörg Burger and Lothar Hempel, now that I’m finally sitting down to pen this text I’ve been carrying around for a few days now.

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Deep Talk NRW

“Deep Talk: IRWIN” – “Was ist Kunst, IRWIN?”

Kaput Mag presents a thoughtful exploration of the Slovenian artist collective IRWIN, founded in 1983 as Rrose Irwin Sélavy.…

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10 Records for your Advent Weekender

Homesick, Bubblegum and West End Girls

Weekender-Crew: Ciel, Eleh, Isabella, Oum Shatt, Wolfgang Voigt, Pyur, Sam Dunscomb, Pauline Anna St…

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Cabinet of Kaput

Alex Müller “Sonntagskind Phantastico”

Cabinet of Kaput No. 63 Alex Müller "Sonntagskind Phantastico"…

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Merv Espina: “Access. Transformation. Emancipation.”

"I don’t really have a material or studio practice. I also don’t have storage space. These thing…

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Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) – 17.-20.2.2024, Groningen

Eurosonic Noorderslag celebrates its 20 bday

Eurosonic Noorderslag (short ESNS) brings each year in January the live music industry from all over…

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Cabinet of Kaput

Ani Schulze “If it fit’s – it flies”

Cabinet of Kaput Nr. 62 Ani Schulze If it fit’s - it flies…

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Astrid & Alexander – Interview

Astrid & Alexander – a mad and cinematic labour-of-love

"Their debut lp "[ romantic music plays loudly ]" is inspired by the unintended poetry that intrudes…

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