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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James Ellis Ford – Interview – Depeche Mode

James Ellis Ford: “If I am really lucky I get a bit in the zone where time disappears”

I catch up with James Ellis Ford in his cosy home attic studio in London. And even though he is in the middle of another big name project (very much under NDA), he is super relaxed and keeps talking for over an hour.…

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"My favorite song" by Ramesh Srivastava

“This is How We Walk on the Moon” by Arthur Russell

"... The song was “This is How We Walk on the Moon,” and hearing it prompted me to further resea…

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Terre Thaemlitz – Photogallery – Exhibition, Lüneburg, Halle für Kunst

Terre Thaemlitz “Reframed Positions”

Reframed Positions is the first multi-venue retrospective by artist, producer, writer, educator, aud…

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Elena Colombi / Osàre Editions

Elena Colombi: “The patriarchy fucked things up”

"I love seeing the crowd and responding to it. For me it’s important to form a real dialogue, I wo…

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Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music,

Phew: “Making music is a statement of one’s way of life”

"I think studio work is for me. Because I still don't know what it means to entertain an audience:"…

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Hasan Poppu "Hasan Poppu" (JUBG / Kaput / Beachcoma Recordings)

Hasan Poppu: Ekusutashī at JUBG

On 6th of May the Cologne based, Japan inspired drone art techno duo Hasan Poppu – consisting of J…

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Notes from Below at ACUD

Sounding out and listening in

Notes from Below is a three-pronged project bringing together the works of artists and musicians who…

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